Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mount Gay XOld Fashion

   A couple of weeks ago, a young lady stopped by the Rum Bar and asked for an Old Fashion.  This setme to thinking of an  idea to recreate the cocktail my way.  I thought to my self why not put a new spin on this venerable ole cocktail and make it with rum.   It dawned on me to base the "new" old fashion around Mount Gay XO Rum.   This is a rum that is bold and dark rum that is generally regarded as a sipping rum, but it has qualities that lend it to being a great ultra premium cocktail rum as well.

Bahama Bob's XOld Fashion 

  • 1 1/2 oz. Mount Gay XO
  • 1 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. Agave Nectar
  • 2  Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Dash of Bitters
Muddle the agave nectar, Cherries, and the bitters in a rocks glass.  Pour the muddle into a shaker filled with ice and add the liquors.  Shake until chilled and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.  Float an orange zest on the surface and serve.

This is a great evening cocktail that I hope you will enjoy.  ;o)