Lately I’ve been sipping on Diplomatico Exclusiva Rum. It is great on its own – however I was curious to try it in a cocktail.  I checked out the Diplomatico website to see what they recommended -and noticed they had a recipe for a Rum old fashioned.  This made me very happy – as this is my favorite cocktail – with my current favorite sipper…Needless to say I had to try it.

This rum is extremely sweet on its own – so I reduced the amount of simple syrup I’d normally use.  I had a couple (tried with different measurements) but the one that was best was as follows:

  • 2.5 Oz Diplomatico Exlusiva Rum
  • .25 oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 Dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • Orange Zest/Orange peel Garnish

    Directions: Add Rum, Simple, Bitters in mixing glass with ice, and stir for 30 seconds.  Strain into cocktail glass/coupe.  Twist orange over drink and drop in. Enjoy!

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I had originally planned on starting my new book as well (hence the picture above).. however with 2 sick kids waking up every 10 minutes – I decided against it last minute and just had the drink and went to bed 🙂