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!
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 🙂