We have just launched this delicious new cocktail kit in time for Christmas!
The Rum Old Fashioned is fast becoming one of the most popular cocktails in the world. A sweet and warming twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail recipe, and with infinite variations to suit all tastes. See how to make a rum old fashioned and more on how rum is made, below.
WHAT IS RUM AND HOW IS IT MADE?
Rum is an incredibly varied spirit having a range of flavours, styles and uses and has recently surged in popularity, with many of our UK gin distilleries now also producing their own rum.
It is made by fermenting and then distilling sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in wooden casks. Several countries require that rum is aged for at least one year and usually in bourbon casks which determines the colour of the rum. Rum aged in oak is usually dark in colour, but stainless steel tanks can be used for ageing, resulting in the rum remaining virtually colourless. Climate will also affect how quickly rum matures and this will occur at a higher rate in tropical climates, but also means that the angel’s share will be greater. Typically this is around 2% loss per year in European countries, but tropical rum producers will see a loss of as much as 10%.
After resting in the casks for a determined period, rum is normally blended to ensure a consistent flavour. Lighter rums are usually filtered to remove any colour gained during ageing and caramel may be added for colour to darker rums.
HOW CAN WE USE RUM IN COCKTAILS?
Several of the world’s most popular drinks are rum based – the Daiquiri and the Mojito being two popular cocktails but we love ours in a Rum Old Fashioned.
TRY OUR RUM OLD FASHIONED COCKTAIL KIT AT HOME
Our easy-to-use cocktail kit includes ingredients and recipe to make 2 full-sized Rum Old Fashioned cocktails at home, plus a list of modern twists on the recipe you can try by changing out some of the ingredients.
Our Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit includes ingredients and recipe to make 2 full-sized Rum Old Fashioned cocktails at home, plus a list of modern twists on the recipe you can try by changing out some of the ingredients.
The Rum Old Fashioned box contains:
- 100ml Ron Barceló Añejo Aged Rum
- 30ml Teisseire Sugar Syrup
- 5ml Angostura Bitters
- A recipe card telling you about the cocktails and how to make them.
The kit will make 2 full-sized cocktails from your choice of the classic recipe and we also suggest a few modern twists.
- The Rum Old Fashioned
- Twists with maple syrup, alternative biters, styles of rum etc.
You will also need:
- a rocks glass
- a bar spoon
- optional alternative ingredients such as maple syrup, bitters, rums
WHY NOT ALSO TRY OUR CLASSIC OLD FASHIONED AND SAZERAC COCKTAIL KITS?
The Old Fashioned Cocktail is a classic, using whiskey, sugar, bitters and water and is usually served with a large ice cube and twist of citrus. Using bourbon tends to result in beautifully sweet and round drink, whilst if you choose a rye whiskey, you get a bit more spice and dryness.
The Old Fashioned is a cocktail that everyone should know how to make, so we’ve created the perfect kit to make it easy.
Our Mini Old Fashioned Kit features Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Angostura bitters, and Teissere sugar syrup.
You’ll be able to make 2 variations of the Old Fashioned – The classic, and the American “Don Draper” style.
Our Mini Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit will make 2 full-sized cocktails.