I was on an Old Fashioned kick last week for Old Fashioned Week but I wasn't quite ready to let go of my Old Fashioneds until I had one with rum. Being who I am I couldn't just switch out bourbon for rum, I had to go a few steps further.
Since I had worn my Petroglyphs Rock Paper Necklace (see photo above) to a meeting with a jewelry buyer earlier that day, it inspired me to go a little Southwestern so I added in a bit of spice to the mix.
RUM OLD FASHIONED
2 Oz. Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
1 Tsp. Spiced Turbinado Rich Simple Syrup*
3 Dashes The Bitter End Mexican Mole Bitters
2 Orange Wedges
3 Homemade Maraschino Cherries*
Garnish: Orange Peel, Homemade Maraschino Cherry
Tools: Muddler, Cocktail Shaker
Glass: Old Fashioned
Chill your glass in the freezer.
At the bottom of your cocktail shaker, muddle the simple syrup, orange slices, bitters and cherries.
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice,add the rum and shake until chilled.
Strain into your chilled cocktail glass, garnish and serve.
* Spiced Turbinado Simple Syrup
2 parts turbinado sugar
1 part water
3 dashes of Cholula Chipotle Sauce
Heat the ingredients on medium until the sugar dissolves. Then remove from heat, let cool to room temperature and transfer to a clean glass jar. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.