Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

by James Stevenson

I am obsessed with Waterford crystal glassware, and after my recent visit to Barbados, I am addicted to rum too, more specifically, Barbadian rum. This cocktail brings both of those loves together in a classic setting using the Waterford Cluin Decanter and Double Old Fashioned glassware and Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum.

, Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

I found that the Black Barrel is a great rum for mixing cocktails because it is dryer than some of the other rums I have tried recently and the addition of cinnamon and vanilla elements, from the use of charred ex-bourbon barrels used in the aging process, worked deliciously with the walnut liqueur. To add in a little more bite, I opted for some spiced brown sugar syrup, which also added some depth to the flavor profile and then finished it off with some classic Angostura aromatic bitters.

, Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

To be a boss batch up a few of these by multiplying the recipe and share the love at your next gathering; your friends will love sipping on this delicious cocktail and the work will be taken out of it for you.

, Spiced Rum Old Fashioned



  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice
  2. Stir to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Fine strain into a rocks glass over an ice cube or fresh ice
  4. Garnish & Enjoy!

, Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

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