Anurat’s Rum Old Fashioned

Serves 1

Anurat’s Rum Old Fashioned

Named for the mixologist in Thailand who first concocted this cocktail for me. Think of it as the laid back mellow cousin of the bolder Old Fashioned. Less sweet than the original served to me, it only works with dark rum such as Myer’s Dark Rum. Blended with the Angostura Bitters and Orange Bitters, it is reminiscent of sultry tropical nights sitting under palm trees. The blending directions are very specific as directed by Anurat! This cocktail provides wonderful before or after dinner drink with Thai or tropical dinners. Place the rock glass in the freezer to chill before you mix the drink.

2 parts Myer’s Dark Rum
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 dash Orange Bitters
1 splash water
1-2 t simple syrup
cubed ice
1 orange

Flavor Tier 1

Add the simple syrup and both Bitters to a mixing glass with one ice cube. Stir 60 seconds. (Anurat says no more; no less)

Flavor Tier 2

Add half of the Myer’s Dark Rum. Stir vigorously 30 seconds. Pour into the chilled rock glass with 3 ice cubes. Add the remaining Myer’s Dark Rum and stir an additional 30 seconds.

Flavor Tier 3

Using a vegetable peeler, cut a thin slice of orange peel about 2 inches in length. Over the glass, twist the orange peel before adding to the drink. This helps to release the orange oil. Stir just a few times.