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Maple Rum Old Fashioned

Maple Rum Old Fashioned

Maple Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
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Maple Rum Old Fashioned

A simple riff on a classic Old Fashioned. Substituting in a flavourful sipping rum in place of the whiskey and rich maple syrup for the sweetener.

I highly recommend using El Dorado 12 yr Demerara Rum which boasts rich molasses and dried fruit notes for an incredibly delicious and smooth Rum Old Fashioned.

Ingredients

  • 60mL Rum (Aged or Demerara) (2 oz)
  • 10mL Maple Syrup (0.3 oz)
  • 2 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients into your mixing glass
  2. Stir for approx. 45 seconds or until adequately diluted
  3. Strain over fresh ice into a double old fashioned glass
  4. Garnish with a twist of orange

Notes

Any rum that is refered to as Demerara rum must be distilled in Guyana in the county of Demerara. In the 1700s there were over 300 sugar estates in the region, all producing their own distinct rum. By the 1930s the number of sugar plantations dropped to 230 and by 1958 there were only 18.

During the early 20th century all the stills were merged into one estate named Diamond Distillery (owned by Demerara Distillers Limited). There are now 9 remaining stills in the last remaining estate on the east bank of the Demerara river. They have an annual capacity of 26 million litres per annum.

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