The summer of the Rum Old Fashioned.

The Rum Old Fashioned is my drink of choice this summer. I’ve had them before, but I’ve never ordered them so many times in the space of a month. It’s been fun. I’ve had them made by Keith at Liberty Bar, by Mindy at Beaker & Flask, by Adam at Rum Club and by Zach (I think) at Rob Roy. The variety has been amazing. I asked Mindy if she could remember what she made me, and she said she’d try (where was my notebook when I needed it?! Oh, in my car. Right.). The one she made me gave my younger brother a sour face. But it was my drink – not his.

The first one Mindy made me was “funky” (that’s her word, not mine – I thought it was wonderful!). It was very vegetal and had some funky rums in it. Its base was Smith & Cross, and then had two other rums in it. It had an interesting end to it, but tasted delicious. It wasn’t super sweet, but very well-balanced. The second one that Mindy made was much more mellow, and didn’t give my brother a sour face. He liked that one. Less “funky” rums.

The night before, I had one made by another bartender at Beaker & Flask, with Smith & Cross as a base, and it was delicious as well. Not nearly as vegatal as the one I would have in the future, but I specifically requested not the Rum Club Old Fashioned – I would go over there to get one instead!

I like the Rum Old Fashioned, it’s a nice departure from a Rye Old Fashioned (which may have been my spring drink of choice). Rum adds something to the drink that Rye or Bourbon don’t – and I’m trying to put my finger on it. Maybe by the time I get the pictures up I’ll be able to pin that down. For now, though, go try a Rum Old Fashioned. You’ll thank me later.

One thought on “The summer of the Rum Old Fashioned.”

  1. I want to try this immediately. My mind’s taste buds tell me the rum softens up the drink. Rum being my favorite spirit, I’m intrigued.

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