Who doesn’t love a classic old fashioned with a bit of extra flavor? The Tropical Old Fashioned is a delicious blend of tropical flavors that will transport you straight to a beachside paradise. The combination of these flavors creates a well-rounded, smooth cocktail that is simply perfect for sipping on a relaxing evening.
This twist on a classic cocktail has become a new staple recipe in my household. My husband and I absolutely love it! And trust me when I say, it’ll be easy to see why. As you sip on this tasty libation, you can feel the stress and tension of the day melt away, replaced by a warm, comforting feeling that only a well-made drink can provide.
One of the great things about an old fashioned is that it’s a drink that can be tailored to your own personal taste. In this case, I added in my own homemade coconut banana simple syrup to the mix in order to enhance the tropical notes of the pineapple rum. Bitters are essential for any old fashioned recipe, providing a balance to the sweetness with a slightly bitter and spicy flavor that complements the fruitiness of the rum and the sweetness of the simple syrup.
I decided to go for a pineapple rum since it is the base of this tropical mixture and it really is the magic touch. Personally, I prefer when the different ingredients considered for each recipe blend together effortlessly. What could be more suited for a tropical rum old fashioned than pineapple rum? This rum has been infused with the essence of pineapples, creating sweet, fruity yet spicy notes.
I am ready to get to sipping!
Step 1: Add all liquid ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Mix for 30 seconds.
Step 2: Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.
Step 3: Express orange peel over the drink and garnish with a dried pineapple slice.
There you have it! Yet another delicious twist on a classic from the Queen Bee herself. The Tropical Rum Old Fashioned is a spirit-forward mixture with a fruity finish. This is definitely a recipe you want to keep in mind for a lovely evening for two, especially after a long day.
Mix it up and enjoy!