There are a zillion different variations on the Old Fashioned’s classic spirit-sweetener-bitters combo, so we don’t often go out of our way to highlight one particular recipe. The Peg Leg, from Pyrat Rum ambassador Anthonry DeSerio, is so good that it warrants special treatment.
It all starts with a good aged rum – DeSerio calls for Pyrat XO, one of our favorites. The black walnut bitters are a perfect highlight to the woody caramel flavors of the rum, and simple syrup completes the trifecta without drawing undue attention to itself.
- 1½ parts Aged rum or Demerara rum
- 1 tsp Simple syrup
- 3 dashes Walnut bitters
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass, and add ice. Stir until very cold. Strain into an ice-filled short glass, and serve with a wide orange twist.
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- Peg Leg Old Fashioned at Food Schmooze