The Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

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The Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

The classic Old Fashioned is a simple and easily customizable cocktail base: spirit, sugar, bitters and a garnish. That's it. For this take, we quickly infuse aged rum with fragrant island spices and orange to achieve a unique and warming cold-weather drink, straight from our cocktail book Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails

The Spiced Rum Old Fashioned
makes two drinks

  • 4 shots aged rum
  • 2 cubes cane sugar
  • 10 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 stick of cinnamon (plus 2 for garnish)
  • 2 strips of orange zest (plus 2 for garnish)
  1. Add the cane sugar cubes and aromatic bitters to the Mason Shaker.
  2. Muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the shaker until the sugar has mostly dissolved.
  3. Add the aged rum, cloves, cinnamon and orange zest to the shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Let sit for 30 seconds.
  4. Add ice to above the level of the liquid and stir for 10 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into rocks glasses containing large cubes of ice and garnish with remaining cinnamon and orange zest.


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