Rum Old Fashioned

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Inspired by a delicious rum that brings to mind a scotch, today’s drink is a Rum Old Fashioned. We’ve reviewed Brugal 1888 and found it to be a sipping rum complex enough to please whiskey aficionados. So why not try it in the ultimate whiskey drink?

Adding a little sugar and bitters to Brugal 1888 draws out the sweet notes while maintaining the rum’s deep smoky and spicy flavors. I highly recommend you get your hands on some of this rum.

You can still make a great Rum Old Fashioned with your favorite aged rum if you haven’t picked up any 1888. I’ve made an Old Fashioned with Zaya Gran Reserva rum, which made for a sweeter and heavier drink that also was a winner.


1 ½ oz aged rum
1 tsp simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters


Stir the ingredients with ice in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Photo by Jackson Stakeman.

Brugal 1888 provided by the brand for review and mixing purposes. However, this post was not solicited or paid for by Brugal. We just love the rum and hope you do too!


  1. by Prichards Distillery, October 25th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Nothing beats a great Old Fashioned. If you are looking for a fine rum, might I suggest Prichard’s Fine Rum. The best Old Fashioned recipe I have tried is:

    2 oz Prichard’s Fine Rum
    2 oz Club Soda
    1 slice of orange
    1 tsp sugar
    Dash of bitters

    Muddle orange and sugar in a highball glass and top with ice. Add bitters, fine rum and club soda. Stir and Enjoy!

  2. by Simply Tia, January 3rd, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Can I by any chance just use Angostura bitters?