Rum Old Fashioned


By Dane Feldman

Photos by Dane Feldman.

The bone-chilling weather in the Northeast calls for nothing but old fashioneds. However, even an old fashioned fiend like myself can grow a tad bored of the classic whiskey cocktail. Since the drink’s initiation some 150 years or so ago, people have been known to drink a whiskey old fashioned, a gin old fashioned, a rum old fashioned, and even a vodka old fashioned.

This rum variation is sweeter than its more popular whiskey sister and evokes notes of island storms. It may not be transporting the way a pina colada is, but it’ll certainly make you feel relaxed.

What you’ll need:
2 1/2 oz aged rum
Club soda
Orange wedge
Orange bitters
Peychaud’s bitters
Orange twist
Lemon twist

Pour a splash of club soda into the bottom of a glass. Add the orange wedge and two dashes each of orange bitters and Peychaud’s bitters. Muddle.

Then, add the rum and stir. Strain over ice into a rocks glass and add the twists to serve.