Who ever said an Old Fashioned had to be made with bourbon? Whoever they are, we don't give a shit, because this Spiced Rum from Sugar Island Rum Co. makes a good one if you ask us. Thanks to the slightly sweet flavor from the rum, we omitted the sugar from a classic Old Fashioned recipe, but pretty much all else is just the same!
Rum was the original American spirit after all and it just doesn't seem to get the street cred it deserves. Maybe this will help.
2.5 oz Sugar Island Spiced Rum
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 slice of orange, cut in half
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries for garnish
Place on half of the orange slice in the bottom of your rocks glass and add bitters. Muddle the orange slice to release flavors. Add rum and give it a quick stir. Add ice and garnish with remaining half of orange slice and cherries.