Now here is a true mix of a cocktail – blending the old with the new. An Old Fashioned, as befitting the name, is a cocktail that even pre-dates the concept of a “cocktail” with mixtures of spirits, sugar and bitters having been around since at least the early 19th century. Manuka honey of course, is the latest elixir of life. Although there’s nothing new about it really, I can remember spreading it on my toast as a child back in the Dark Ages. It’s just the recent discoveries of its non-peroxide anti-microbial properties that have seen it redefined as a modern medical marvel. Perhaps that explains my longevity. How lucky for us all!
Add in a splash (or two) of Mount Gay Rum, which has been around for a mere 313 years, and you truly have a drink for all Ages. Go on, knock one back, for your constitution’s sake. Good health!
60ml Mount Gay XO
1 bar spoon manuka honey
3 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters
5ml Sugar Syrup
Pour rum, honey, bitters and sugar syrup into a glass. Add ice and stir to desired dilution. Garnish with orange peel.