I am currently typing with a bandaid on my finger because I Cutco’d myself while slicing up an orange for this drink! But honestly, it was totes worth it. Because this variation on the classic Old Fashioned is MONEY.
So as you may know, I’ve partnered with local wine and spirits shop Colony Wine Market to bring you several posts a month about cool products they have in store. This partnership has taught me so much already, and promises to teach me even more! One thing I learned on my latest visit with owner Scott Jackson was really nicely compared to the fashion blogging world, so I wanted to share! He said, “You know how, as a fashion lover, you’re always up on the latest trends? Some you like, some you don’t, but you at least know about them and really cling to several. Well, the wine and spirits world is the same way! Rum is a trend right now that I’m really into. I don’t get on board with every trend that comes along, but rum is a GREAT trend.”
Enter: The Rum Old Fashioned.
Y’all. I’m LOVING this twist on a classic favorite cocktail! (In case you missed it, Scott gave tips, and even a great hack, on perfecting your home Old Fashioneds in this post!)
Making an Old Fashioned with Rum instead of Whiskey is where it’s at. Particularly if you invest in some Old Fashioned Traditional Dark Plantation Rum from Colony Wine Market. I think this is what makes this cocktail. Switching out the Whiskey for some Rum is so refreshing!
WHAT YOU NEED
1.75 oz. dark rum
.25 oz. simple syrup
5 shakes bitters (Scott recommends Peychaud’s for this!)
1 small squeeze of lemon juice
1 maraschino cherry
1/4 orange wheel
WHAT YOU DO
1. Muddle your cherry and orange in a rocks glass.
2. Fill a shaker with crushed ice. Add rum, simple syrup, bitters, and lemon juice to the shaker and shake it like it’s your job. Til the shaker starts getting icy!
3. Strain your drink into your glass on top of the muddled fruit.
4. Top with more crushed ice.
Feel free to have fun and experiment with different variations of this drink (and really every drink!) That’s what makes Mixology so fun! For example, I used fresh berries in place of the orange to make this when I was out of orange. It was fantastic!
I hope you Old Fashioned lovers enjoy this twist on things! Thank you so much for stopping by today. You know it means the world to me! 🙂 (Also, mamas, daddies, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, friends… Don’t forget to get in on this HUGE giveaway to my favorite baby store! It ends Thursday!)
Now, this finger has got to heal before the next time I need to do a lot of typing. Turns out, bandaids are cumbersome and you hit a lot of keys on accident! 😉 Still, though… The cut was worth it!
Supported by Colony Wine Market. All opinions are my own, as always!