Brown Buttered Rum Old Fashioned
Give the rum old fashioned cocktail a step up with this brown buttered fat-washed rum
Fat washed cocktails aren’t anything new. But they sure are delicious, even if it takes a bit of advance preparation (read our guide here on how to create the brown butter fat washed rum we use in this recipe)
The cocktail itself is a bit like drinking salted caramel toffee - you can leave out the lime juice and it will be even more toffee like. The butter adds a bit of saltiness to the rum and it also lends a velvet texture to the whole thing. You’ll want a fairly robust rum also to pair with the brown buttered rum - we used the locally produced Ord River Rum which has a bit more funk to it.
How to make a Brown Buttered Rum Old Fashioned
45ml brown buttered fat washed rum
20ml Ord River Rum overproof rum
5ml coconut blossom syrup*
2-4 dashes chocolate bitters
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker
Fill shaker with ice, preferably one large cube
Stir for about a minute or two
Strain the mixture into a short tumbler with a fresh cube of ice
How to make coconut blossom syrup
You can get the CSR brand coconut blossom sugar from most major supermarkets. It looks like a darker version of brown raw sugar and has a butterscotch, nutty flavour.
Measure out equal parts sugar and water and pour into a small pan
Over a low fire, stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Don’t boil the mixture.
Turn off the stove and let cool. Store in the fridge.