Rum Old Fashioned

Rum Old Fashioned cocktail
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The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail traditionally made with Whiskey. But a robust aged rum like the Deep South Amber, with its subtle caramels and smoky finish, mimic the whiskey while adding warming undertones. Carefully prepared here in a leisurely classic understated, time-honoured way.

Ingredients

  • Finger length twist of orange peel (just the zest peeled thinly, no pith)
  • 2 sugar cubes (preferably brown) or 2 tsp of demerara sugar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 50ml Deep South Amber Rum
  • 3-4 dashes of orange bitters (or similar bitters) 
  • Maraschino cherry or 2 fresh dark morello cherries
  • Ice

To make

  1. Lightly muddle orange peel, sugar and a tablespoon of water in a whiskey glass
  2. Add rum and bitters and stir until the sugar is dissolved
  3. Add 2-3 large ice cubes (no more)
  4. Garnish with cherries