Rum is one of those spirits that is underutilized in classic cocktails that are not “tropical” by nature. Rumbullion, or rum for short, is made by fermenting molasses, the leftover product from processing sugar cane. It has been a product of the Caribbean since the 17th century. It is a beautifully complex yet smooth spirit and can embody all of the delicious flavors of a region. Rum is not region specific and can be made anywhere in the world.
We love the rum in this Old Fashioned and how it plays so well with the Spiced Cherry Vanilla mixer.
Spiced Cherry Old Fashioned
Glass: Old Fashioned
Served: On the rocks
Yield: 1 drink
2 oz Dark rum (preferably a single barrel)
.5 oz Make & Muddle Spiced Cherry Vanilla Syrup
Dash of molasses or chocolate bitters
Lemon peel and Amarena cherry for garnish
In a mixing glass with ice, add the first three ingredients and stir until cold. Strain contents from mixing glass into an old fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with lemon peel, expressing oils over the drink and around the rim of the glass, and an Amarena cherry.