Three-Rum Old Fashioned Recipe

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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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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)

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 1 dash Bittermen's Mole bitters

  • Garnish: Orange twist


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

Special Equipment

Mixing glass, bar spoon, rocks glass

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
151 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 3mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)