Learn How to Make Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail. Rum, sugar, bitters, orange zest and ice is all you need. Sweet but not too sweet, and incredibly easy.
This How to Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum. All opinions are 100% mine.
As I explore cocktail recipes, simple ones like this Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail are becoming a favorite. They allow you enjoy a wide range of cocktails, without requiring a lot of extras like syrups, juices or liquors. Just a few common ingredients and a garnish is all you need. Plus they let the flavors of the spirits shine through, without being too sweet.
It’s a twist on a classic old fashioned, which often uses whisky or bourbon, but instead uses rum. When properly made, an old fashioned cocktail is strong without being overpowering, sweet but not too sweet, and incredibly easy. For more recipe twists, you make like this Spiced Caribbean Mule cocktail recipe I recently shared. That’s what make cocktails so fun, then endless combination of flavors and ingredients you can use.
How to Make Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail:
Simply make a homemade simple syrup with sugar and water. Mix the simple syrup with rum, a bit of bitters, and ice until chilled, then garnish with fresh orange peel.
I used Don Q Gran Añejo to make this Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail. It’s important to use a quality alcohol in and old fashioned, as the majority of flavor in the cocktail comes from the rum. Don Q Gran Añejo, a super premium rum, is first aged in American white oak barrels for 9 to 12 years, and then in Spanish sherry casks using the Solera aging system up to 50 years.
This process adds subtle hints of molasses, cigar tobacco and dark caramel, with the smoothness of vanilla, cinnamon and honey, originating from the prolonged contact with the barrel. These Award-winning rums use no additives, artificial sugars or coloring. The distillery is one of the most environmentally responsible and greenest in the spirits industry. They practice energy return and useful post-production materials.
Learning how to make a Rum Old Fashioned cocktail is as simple as a few ingredients, including a quality alcohol. You can make extra simple syrup and stock in your pantry, making this classy cocktail deceptively quick and simple.
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Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated or fine sugar
- 2 ounces Don Q Gran Añejo rum
- 3 dashes bitters
- 1 large Ice cube
- Orange zest, as garnish
- In an Old Fashioned or small glass, stir together sugar, rum and bitters until dissolved.
- Add ice cube. Stir rapidly with bar spoon until well chilled. Rub orange zest along glass rim and place in cocktail as garnish.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below
This was my very first old-fashioned cocktail and it was delicious! So easy to make and glad I have the ice cube tray now 🙂
The large ice cubes do help to make it special. Glad you liked the cocktail!
By far, one of the best cocktail recipes out there! This one is a keeper for sure!
It’s one of my favorites as well. Thanks!
Jacqueline Debono says
I love to drink rum in summer in cocktails like daiquiri and mojito are my favourites. In winter, it’s perfect in hot drinks. However, the rum you’ve used looks rather special and I guess shouldn’t be overwhelmed with other flavours. I like the sound of this rum old fashioned. Going to look out for the brand.
That’s a great point. I find myself going with more simple cocktails in the winter such as old fashioned and martinis. Thanks for the comment!
Great cocktail! It was the perfect start to our Thanksgiving feast this weekend. Our guests went home happy!!
This drink was great! I usually am a bourbon gal, but when out of bourbon, rum is a good next choice! I love that this was not syrupy sweet and the aroma of the orange really satisfied all the senses!