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Rum and honey old fashioned recipe

Rum and honey old fashioned recipe

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If you enjoy a classic cocktail on the rocks, you'll love this Cuban-inspired twist on an old fashioned. Instead of bourbon and sugar, enjoy spiced dark rum and honey, muddled over ice and garnished with bitters and lemon peel. See method

  • Serves 1
  • 5 mins to prepare
  • 222 calories / serving


  • 75ml dark rum
  • 2 tsp runny honey
  • dash Angostura bitters (optional)
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, to peel for a twist

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    6g 6%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 6g Protein 0.1g Fibre 0g


  1. Put the rum and honey together in a short rocks glass and stir with a teaspoon or cocktail stirrer until the honey has dissolved.
  2. Add 2 large ice cubes and stir gently until they begin to melt and slightly dilute the drink. Dash over a little Angostura bitters (if using) and use a vegetable peeler to cut a wide strip of zest from the lemon, trying not to catch too much of the bitter pith.
  3. Twist the strip of lemon peel over the drink to release the fragrant oils, then stir into the glass. Serve immediately.

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