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Cocktail of the Week: Rum Old Fashioned

Who doesn't love a fresh take on an old favorite? Queen Bee Mixology is all about shaking things up, and that's exactly what they've done with this Rum Old Fashioned. So, set the bourbon aside and grab your favorite dark rum because this delicious twist on the beloved classic is definitely Queen Bee approved.


  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 0.5 oz. demerara syrup
  • 1 teaspoon allspice dram
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters


  1. Place a large ice cube into an Old Fashioned glass.
  2. Add the rum, demerara syrup, allspice dram and both bitters.
  3. Stir until well-chilled and garnish with an orange peel and cherries.

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.