Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail

This Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail is an easy sipping rum drink that takes only seconds to make! A classic Old Fashioned cocktail made with dark rum!

If you enjoyed this old fashioned recipe you should also try my Pomegranate Old Fashioned for a fruity twist. 

Rum Old Fashioned on board with bottle

An Classic Old Fashioned Recipe With A Rum Flavored Twist

There’s nothing like sitting down to a cocktail at the end of a long day. Especially a drink like this Rum Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe that’s not going to take you more than two minutes to make.

Usually I’d just pour a shot or two of my favorite rum over an ice cube and drink it straight up. But I do also enjoy a good sipping rum turned into a classic cocktail like an Old Fashioned. This is one of those drink recipes that you find yourself making over and over again.

What Is In This Old Fashioned Recipe?

It takes a high quality product and highlights the flavors just by adding a couple of simple ingredients. In this recipe – just a sugar cube and a few dashes of bitters is all you’re going to need besides the garnish.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

What Type Of Garnish Do You Use For This Rum Cocktail? 

Garnish is key here too, an orange peel will add some orange oils to the drink along with the smell of the orange when you go and take a sip. And the cherry, well, it’s an Old Fashioned.

You need the cherry. Since it only takes a few seconds to add the garnish on this rum cocktail, it’s definitely worth the extra step!

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Looking For More Drinks Made With Rum?

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Try this Simple Rum Old Fashioned for your next cocktail hour!

Rum Old Fashioned

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Quality rum and a few simple ingredients will give you the perfect old fashioned! It’s an easy sipping cocktail that doesn’t take a lot of preparation.



  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 orange peel for garnish
  • 2 maraschino cherries for garnish


  1. Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a mixing glass.
  2. Add the bitters to the top of the sugar cube, then muddle until the sugar cube is completely broken up.
  3. Add ice to the mixing glass then pour in the rum.
  4. Stir well then strain into a low ball glass.
  5. Garnish with the orange peel and cherry.
  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: american

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum. All opinions are 100% mine.

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