Relax This Labor Day with A Vizcaya VXOP Old Fashioned

Ever since mankind has been drinking spirits, we’ve been looking for ways to enhance, augment, balance, or even cover up the taste of those spirits. There’s just something about tinkering with cocktail recipes that appeals to us; as a result, there are thousands of different cocktail recipes that enjoy degrees of popularity. Yet there are a few that abide. These are the classics, the ones we enjoy again and again.

Even if you prefer your Vizcaya VXOP neat, or with a splash of water or perhaps a cube or two of ice, there are times that call for something a little elaborate. Nothing much, mind you—just a few simple flavorings and some fruit, to emphasize the smoky, spicy elements that make Vizcaya so delectable on its own. Enter the rum Old Fashioned.

The Old Fashioned ranks at the very top of the classic cocktail list. Swap the traditional whiskey or bourbon for a smooth pour of Vizcaya VXOP and experience this drink anew.

Vizcaya VXOP Old Fashioned

1.5oz. Vizcaya VXOP Cask 21 rum
several dashes bitters
½ tsp sugar cane syrup, simple syrup or agave nectar
1 maraschino cherry
1 orange slice

Combine all ingredients except orange slice in a highball glass. Muddle, add ice, then garnish with the cherry. Enjoy!

This Labor Day, why not treat your friends to an Old Fashioned—made just slightly new-fangled with the distinct, delicious taste of Cuban-style Vizcaya?

Photo courtesy of The Bitten Word

Published in: on September 2, 2010 at 1:01 PM  Leave a Comment