The Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

November 05, 2015

The classic Old Fashioned is a simple and easily customizable cocktail base: spirit, sugar, bitters and a garnish. That's it. For our cocktail book,

Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails, we developed a twist on the classic recipe that infuses aged rum with fragrant island spices and orange. The result is a unique and warming cold-weather drink.

The Spiced Rum Old Fashioned
Makes two drinks

  • 4 shots aged rum
  • 2 cubes cane sugar
  • 10 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon (plus 2 for garnish)
  • 2 strips orange zest (plus 2 for garnish)
  1. Add the cane sugar cubes and aromatic bitters to The Mason Shaker.
  2. Muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the shaker until the sugar has mostly dissolved.
  3. Add the aged rum, cloves, cinnamon and orange zest to the shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Let rest for 30 seconds.
  4. Add ice to just above the level of the liquid and stir for 10 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into rocks glasses containing large cubes of ice, and garnish with remaining cinnamon and orange zest.