Makes two drinks
The classic Old Fashioned is a simple and easily customizable cocktail base: spirit, sugar, bitters, and a garnish. That’s it. For this take, we quickly infuse aged rum with fragrant island spices and orange to achieve a unique and warming cold-weather drink.
Muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the shaker until the sugar has mostly dissolved.
Add the cane sugar cubes and aromatic bitters to the shaker.
Add the aged rum, cloves, cinnamon, and orange zest to the shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Let sit for 30 seconds.
Add ice to above the level of the liquid and stir for 10 seconds.
Strain the mixture into rocks glasses containing large cubes of ice and garnish with remaining cinnamon and orange zest.