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Rum Old Fashioned

Rum Old Fashioned

Liza Weisstuch
Brawny, aged styles of run boast a complexity that results from maturation in oak. A sweeter dark rum adds a solid base note and suppleness to the rum old fashioned cocktail.


  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 orange slices
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  • 2 ounces dark rum


  • In a double rocks glass, add simple syrup, bitters, one orange slice, and one cherry. Muddle. Add rum and ice and stir well. Garnish with the remaining orange slice and cherry.
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Liza Weisstuch

Liza Weisstuch is a New York–based writer covering travel, design, food, and drink—particularly whiskies of the world—for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Whisky Advocate, and more.