The Cuban Affair is a glorious Old Fashioned riff that tastes like eating a chocolate-covered banana after smoking a clove cigarette – but, like, in a good way.
The recipe is the brainchild of Andrei Campian from Manila’s Prisma. Campian calls for Havana Club 7, an aged Cuban rum with pronounced leather-tobacco-wood flavors. You can use whichever aged rum you like, but the drink will be best with a rum that has a similar character.
Stir all ingredients with ice, and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with a dehydrated banana chip or a fresh banana slice (spritzed with citrus to keep it from browning).