Barrel-Aged Rum Old Fashioned



  • 2.25 liters Aged Rum (3-750ml bottles)
  • ¾ cup Muscovado Sugar (packed) or Sugar-in-the-Raw
  • 3 oz. Water
  • 1¾ oz. Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters

  • (Designed for a 3-liter barrel): Add all ingredients to a large pitcher. Stir (to dissolve the sugar) and pour into your barrel. Store for 1 week to indefinitely. To serve, tap ~3 ounces into an ice-filled mixing glass and stir to chill. Strain into a rocks glass over a fresh ice-cube. Top with orange oil from the twist of an orange skin, discarding the rind.

We love tapping a Rum Old Fashioned from an oak barrel. The rich and delicious cocktail is enhanced 10-fold by the addition of the subtle smokiness and charcoal notes from the charred barrel. This is a great showcase for the rum, so chose one that you like. We use muscovado sugar as our sweetener. Because it is only slightly processed, it has rich molasses flavor that marries wonderfully with the rum. No barrel? No problem! Check out our single-serving Rum Old Fashioned. If you enjoy this barrel-aged delight, then be certain to investigate the other barrel-aged cocktails we enjoy. Cheers!


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