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Friday, November 15, 2013

New Fangled Old-Fashioned

I feel like I always have a bottle of dark rum sitting around the kitchen. The thing is that most of the liquor you find in my house comes not from making cocktails, but baking, or making preserves. Most of the time I just buy the tiniest bottle I can find, but unfortunately (or maybe not) dark rum only comes in the very large size bottle. So, as I looked through the new book "Winter Cocktails", this one caught my eye. It was both the rum and the cherry bitters actually. I've become a bit of a bitters fanatic, well maybe fanatic is a little strong since this is only my fourth bottle. It all started with the amazing margarita recipe from White on Rice couple that uses orange bitters instead of triple sec. I don't make my margaritas any other way now.
So, I knew that dark rum and cherry bitters was bound to be a winning combination as well. This cocktail is a new take on the classic Old-Fashioned cocktail. I have to say it's a lot more fun! To top it all off I got to buy a box of sugar cubes. Do you have any idea how fun sugar cubes are? I had a hard time not taking them all out of the box and making my very own igloo.

courtesy of Winter Cocktails

1 sugar cube
2 dashes cherry bitters
Ice Cubes
2 1/2 ounces dark rum
3 maraschino cherries

Place sugar cube at the bottom of a lowball glass. Pour bitters directly onto sugar. Fill glass with ice cubes, stir in rum and garnish with maraschino cherries. Serve.

Full Disclosure: I was given a copy of Winter Cocktails for review by Quark Books. This post contains an Amazon affiliate link.

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