“As you get older, you get over yourself or people get over you,” recently cautioned legendary craft cocktail pioneer Jim Meehan. Meehan,…
- Base Spirit Rum
- Preparation Stirred
- Flavor Boozy
- Served On the Rocks
The Rum Old Fashioned is simply the classic cocktail that you are accustomed to with the base spirit swapped. The result is a far sweeter libation.
There are many stories about the origins of the Old Fashioned. The drink is the natural evolution of the classic cocktail’s composition of sugar, bitters, ice, and a base spirit. The drink fits this formula, but the story has one more twist. In the era when drinks moved beyond the classic cocktail, and “fancy” and “improved” variants became the norm, some people still longed for the original preparations of their whiskey cocktails; so, they ordered them “old fashioned.”
- Muddle sugar in a mixing glass.
- Add remaining ingredients and ice. Stir.
- Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over chunked ice.
- Garnish with Lemon Twist / Orange Twist to taste.