Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Reviving Old Classics with Rum

I am always looking for different ways to use rum, and taking some of the old classic cocktails and reworking them with rum yields some of the most rewarding results.  Here are three that I really like with the conversions.



Rum Manhattan
  • 2 1/2 oz. Doorly's XO Rum
  • 1 oz. of Extra Dry Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes of Fee Bros. Bitters
Place all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.  Strain into a cocktail glass and float a lemon zest on the top.

Rum Sidecar
  • 1 1/2 oz. Plantation 20th Anniversary Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.  Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon zest.


Rum Old Fashion
  • 2 1/2 oz.  Pampero Aniversario Rum
  • 3 dashes of Fee Brothers Bitters
  • 1 cube of Sugar
  • 1 tsp. water
In an Old Fashion Glass, muddle sugar, bitters and water until sugar has dissolved, add rum and fill glass with ice.  Garnish with an Orange peel.