A Rum Solution

Listeners of our podcast (especially folks who have listened since the beginning) know that I have a bit of an .. ahem… Rum Problem. Namely, I love rum. And Chris doesn’t. (He’s starting to come around, thankfully… but my work is never done! So when I came across this tasty looking cocktail featuring a hefty dose of demerara rum, I was excited to give it a go!

Easy, Spirited and Smokey

One of the great benefits of spirited cocktails like this one is just how darn easy they are to make. Three ingredients. One mixing glass. Stir, stir, stir. Strain, and you’re done. And as for how it tastes? I’m not sure I could describe it better than Todd does:

This cocktail packs a punch, with earthy, smoky, bitter and floral qualities all rolled into one.

As with many rum cocktails, the type of rum matters. This recipe is perfectly suited for a demerara rum, but you could also substitute a Jamaican rum or (in a pinch) spiced rum as well.



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  • 2 oz Demerara Rum
  • 1 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • 3 dashes Orange Bitters


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir well to chill.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass or coupe.
  • Garnish with an orange peel.