The Rum Old Fashioned is simply a cocktail made with rum, Demerara syrup and bitters. This cocktail has been around for over 100 years. The drink was originally made with whiskey and then switched to rum in the 1930s. Though seemingly simple, the combination of flavors and styles lend to this drink being incredibly complex and tasty.
2 ounces dark Rum
¾ ounces simple syrup
1 ½ tsp Angostura bitters
1 ½ tsp orange bitters
Two orange peels for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, simple syrup, and bitters.
2. Stir to chill.
3. Strain into a cocktail glass with fresh ice.
4. Express one orange peel over the drink by twisting the peel between your fingers, 5. then run outside of peel along rim.
6. Garnish with second orange peel.
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