Three-Rum Old Fashioned

Three-Rum Old Fashioned
  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes
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Make The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.'s Three-Rum Old Fashioned at Home

[Photo: Lizz Schumer]

Mike Treffehn of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia shared this tiki-style drink recipe. It brings out the best in three rums with their own strong personalities.

Note: To make rich demerara syrup, mix 1 cup sugar with 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Let cool before using. Demerara syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.

About the Author: Lizz Schumer is the author of Buffalo Steel and the editor of The Springville Journal, located near Buffalo, N.Y. She can be found at or followed @eschumer.

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  • 1 ounce Appleton Estate Reserve rum
  • 1/2 ounce Ron Zacapa 23
  • 1/2 ounce Smith and Cross rum
  • 1 teaspoon rich demerara syrup (see note above)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash Bittermen's Mole bitters
  • Garnish: Orange twist


  1. 1.

    Fill a mixing glass 2/3 full with ice. Add Appleton, Ron Zacapa, Smith and Cross rum, rich demerara syrup, Angostura and mole bitters. Stir until very cold, about 30 seconds.

  2. 2.

    Fill a rocks glass with fresh ice. Strain cocktail onto ice, garnish with orange twist, and serve.

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