Rum Old Fashioned Recipe
Rum Old Fashioned
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Learn how to make a Rum Old Fashioned, a fun and easy twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, old fashioned, rum, rum old fashioned
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Ginnie
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see note for recipe)
  • 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 orange
  • 1 Maraschino cherry
  1. Add rum, simple syrup, and bitters to an old fashioned glass.

  2. Mix well, then add ice.

  3. Using a vegetable peeler, trim a wide strip of peel from the orange.

  4. Twist the peel over the cocktail to release some of it's oils, then add to glass.

  5. Garnish with a cherry and serve immediately. Enjoy!


To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small pan. Bring to a boil, then simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and store refrigerated in an airtight container.