Side view of an old fashioned made with rum in a short cocktail glass

Rum Old Fashioned

Make a spin on the classic old fashioned by using aged rum

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 5 minutesTotal: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails 1x


  • 4 oz rum – I recommend Flor de Caña 12 Year Aged Rum
  • 2 tsp demerara syrup or simple syrup
  • 4 dashes orange angostura bitters
  • 2 orange peels
  • Optional – dark maraschino cherries


  1. Fill a large glass or small pitcher with ice.
  2. Pour the rum, demerara or simple syrup, and bitters into the glass. Stir with the ice – you want to stir several times to make sure everything is evenly combined and chilled
  3. Place fresh ice or one large ice cube in each of 2 cocktail glasses. Use a strainer to pour the cocktail over the fresh ice leaving the old ice behind in the pitcher.
  4. Twist the orange peel to express the oils over the cocktail and then place the orange in the glass. Garnish with dark maraschino cherries and serve.


  • If you don’t have a demerara syrup or simple syrup, mix 2 tsp granulated sugar with 2 tsp water and the bitters before adding ice and mixing in the rum
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