Amber Rum Cocktails | Rum Old Fashioned

Hey guys! I can’t believe tomorrow is Monday and that our Thanksgiving weekend is coming to a close. To end it with a bang, I want to show you this Rum Old Fashioned cocktail recipe. This Rum Old Fashioned is the third and final recipe from the Shaker & Spoon Amber Rum Box. I must say I feel pretty accomplished having learned to mix 3 different cocktail recipes, all from this subscription box. Especially since these were all rum cocktails – I hardly ever order rum drinks so I was suprised how much I liked all three. Shaker & Spoon Cocktails - Rum Old FashionedThe Old Fashioned is such a classic cocktail, but I’ve only had it with whiskey. This recipe is made with rum and has hints of grapefruit and ginger, which I LOVE. It’s pretty strong, but such good Mad Men vibes… When you need to channel your inner Don Draper after you get home from work, this is your drink. Shaker & Spoon Cocktails - Rum Old FashionedShaker & Spoon Cocktails - Rum Old Fashioned

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1/4 oz black pepper- ginger syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 grapefruit swath
  • 2 oz rum

Again, if you’re subscribing to the Shaker & Spoon box, all you need to get is the rum. Every other ingredient is included in the box. And those grapefruit swaths you see above and below… those came cut like that, in vacuum sealed packets. How sweet is that?? I love all those little details – makes it SUPER convenient to try something new. That black pepper – ginger syrup… absolutely delicious, yet something I would otherwise disregard in the store because I wouldn’t know what to do with it. Well, now I know.

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The Rum Old Fashioned is a cocktail that gets stirred.

Here’s how you mix the drink:

  • Add all of the liquid ingredients to a dry mixing glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice and use a bar spoon to stir 20 cycles.
  • Strain into a coupe or rocks glass (basically a shorter glass) over ice.
  • To garnish, wipe one grapefruit swath (BEST PART) along the rim of the glass, then gently wring it once into the glass before placing it in the drink as garnish.

It doesn’t seem like wiping that little grapefruit swath or wringing it would do much, but it just gives you that flowery citrus hint if you really love grapefruit like I do. Since this drink is pretty strong, I like adding a ton of ice and serving it super cold. Shaker & Spoon Cocktails - Rum Old FashionedShaker & Spoon Cocktails - Rum Old FashionedYou can’t help but feel a little badass when sipping an Old Fashioned.

I hope you guys enjoyed this trifecta of Amber Rum cocktail recipes from Shaker & Spoon. Don’t forget to try the Rum Smash recipe and the Rum Buck too – both were delicious. I had a ton of fun with this and plan to share more cocktail recipes in the future.

There’s still some time left to take advantage of the Shaker & Spoon Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, which ends Monday, Nov 30. Get 20% off with discount code: BLACKFRIDAY2015.

But again, no worries if you happen to miss the sale- Mondays can be crazy. Agency Addicts readers get a special 15% off discount every other day! Use discount code: AGENCY15 to get 15% off your next Shaker & Spoon purchase.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a happy Monday tomorrow. Cheers!

Drink Responsibly.



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