Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Party Tricks Part 3 - BACARDÍ Old Cuban Coupe Stack!

For my third Party Tricks post for BACARDÍ, I want to share one of my all-time-favorite party tricks, and I'm so excited I almost can't stand it...

Ok, I know I've mentioned the Coupe Stack before, but this is the first time I've attempted to Coupe Stack a cocktail! Let's just say this is the first in a series called: Will it Coupe Stack? 

Today we are Coupe Stacking the BACARDÍ Old Cuban, a wonderfully festive cocktail created by owner Audrey Sanders (the Libation Goddess) when she was behind the stick at New York's Pegu Club (Note: Pegu Club is one of New York's loveliest bars, go there and imbibe gorgeously). The cocktail is made with BACARDÍ Gold rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, champagne, and garnished with fresh mint. This cocktail is a hybrid of a mojito and a champagne cocktail, and truth be told, my preferred variation of a champagne cocktail! I've modified the original recipe to prepare 6 cocktails at once, because there are 6 glasses in the Coupe Stack.

If you're a real die hard, you would muddle the mint and sugar, and shake with the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup before adding it to your pitcher. BUT I'm a busy woman (read, lazy) and I dumped all the ingredients into the pitcher sans muddling, and I'm pleased to report that the final product was delicious. I topped off the mixture with about 1/3 of a bottle of Champagne (12 oz to be exact).

Then the fun part! Stack up your Coupe Stack and start pouring! There is an amazing moment of suspense when the first glass starts to fill up, and then...it trickles over the side to fill up the next glass. What theater! Behold:

Garnish with a few sprigs of mint in each glass, et voilà!

I love the idea of making a Coupe Stack cocktail before a dinner party, a festive way to kick off your party with class and flair.

So will it Coupe Stack? Damn right it will coupe stack!

Coupe Stack BACARDÍ Old Cuban
Adapted from The Original Recipe by Audrey Saunders 

9 oz BACARDÍ Gold (Or BACARDÍ 8)
4.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
6 oz 1:1 Simple Syrup
6 dashes Angostura
12 oz Dry Champagne or Sparkling White Wine, Chilled
Pack of Fresh Mint

In a cocktail tin, muddle mint and sugar, add ice, and shake half of the lime, simple syrup, and rum. Pour into a pitcher, and prepare the second batch. Add 12 oz of your favorite bottle of bubbles, and stir. Stack up your coupe stack, and carefully pour the cocktail from your pitcher into the top glass of the stack. Keep pouring until all of the glasses are filled. Garnish each glass with a few sprigs of mint, and enjoy!

Want more BACARDÍ? Me too!

Check out my other Party Tricks stories for BACARDÍ:

Part 1 - The Sexy Colada by Daniele Dalla Pola >>
Part 2 - BACARDÍ Pineapple Daiquiris


Styling Notes
Coupes - Coupestack
Tray - Vintage
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