Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

Spiced Rum Old Fashioned
Eric Prum and Josh Williams
  • Yield: 2 servings

The classic Old Fashioned is a simple and easily customizable cocktail base: spirit, sugar, bitters and a garnish. That’s it. For this take, we quickly infuse aged rum with fragrant island spices and orange to achieve a unique and warming cold-weather drink. — Eric Prum and and Josh Williams


4 shots aged rum
2 cubes cane sugar
10dashes aromatic bitters
1stick cinnamon (plus 2 to garnish)
2 strips orange zest (plus 2 to garnish)


  1. Add cane sugar cubes and aromatic bitters to shaker.
  2. Muddle ingredients in shaker until sugar has mostly dissolved.
  3. Add aged rum, cloves, cinnamon and orange zest to the shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Let sit for 30 seconds.
  4. Add ice to 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.

Note: 1 shot=1.5 ounces

Recipe reprinted with permission from Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails (2013).