Sponsored: Flor de Caña Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned Cocktail is arguably the original cocktail. Typically made with Bourbon, an Old Fashioned style cocktail can be made with any type of base spirit. In this episode, Charlotte Voisey makes and Old Fashioned with Flor de Caña Rum that has been aged seven years. Her palate tells her that this particular rum would pair nicely with orange, tobacco and chocolate. To heighten those particular notes, she adds a few dashes of coffee bitters.

*Remember, great cocktails start with measuring responsibly.*


2 parts Flor de Caña Seven Year Rum

1/4 part brown sugar syrup

3 or 4 dashes coffee bitters

2 large orange zests


Add all ingredients to your mixing glass.

Stir with ice.

Strain into a prepared Old Fashioned glass over a large ice cube.

Garnish with a flamed orange zest.


Dinah (MetaGrrrl/Bibulous) 4 Feb 2015
2:18 pm

Great job fitting in lots of little lessons in under 3 minutes, Charlotte!

I agree about not using lighters for flaming—I don’t like that fuel smell either—but I tend to go one step further and flame from the thick end of a Japanese-style wooden toothpick lit from a candle. That avoids any sulphur odor from the match head. (And I like the Japanese style toothpicks partly for their appearance, partly for that thick end that holds the flame longer, and partly so there’s an end pointing up that won’t jab my fingers when I reach for one from a jar!)

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