It’s Old Fashioned Week (October 15-24) and we’re here to share this Rum Old Fashioned made with Santa Teresa’s stunning spirit.

What we love about an Old Fashioned is that its a simple drink that’s easy to riff on and a skill to get right. Swapping the spirit in and old fashioned may seem a bit like sacrilege, but if you choose the right expression its a a delightful change of pace. Some of our favorite spirit swaps include rum of course, as well as cognac, and apple brandy for fall.

Santa Teresa’s 1796 is an  ideal rum to use for an Old Fashioned because of its complex and dynamic flavor that plays well with simple ingredients. The spirit is a blend of several aged expressions, including some aged up to 35 years, all of which are aged in bourbon oak barrels and then finished further using a Solera method. The resulting rum is smooth, balanced, and dry with notes of leather, nuts, vanilla, prunes, dark chocolate and hints of pepper and honey.

Santa Teresa 1796 Old Fashioned

Santa Teresa 1796 Old Fashioned

Santa Teresa 1796 Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Santa Teresa 1796 Rum
  • 1/4 oz. Demerara Syrup (1 part water / 1 part sugar in the raw)
  • 4 dashes Angostura® Bitters

Preparation: Build all ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir 30-40 seconds. Pour over ice in a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange twist.