Drink recipe: Rum Old Fashioned

Scottish bartender Leon Back shares this recipe for a twist on a traditional old fashioned cocktail.

Published: March 12, 2021

Add all ingredients for the rum old fashioned into frozen mixing glass.

Add good ice to the mixing glass.

Stir the cocktail in the mixing glass for 20-25 seconds.

Strain the old fashioned into a frozen rocks glass over a large block of ice.

Zest the glass with orange peel and twist it and place in glass.


rum old fashioned

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  • 1.5 oz Bacardí Reserva Ocho Rum
  • 1 dash Chocolate Bitters
  • 1 peel Orange
  • 1 dash Orange Bitters
  • 0.2 oz Coconut Syrup
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