Barrel-Aged Rum Recipes

Barrel Aged Rum Old Fashioned

Riff on Classic Cocktail by TJ Drake

Difficulty Level: Easy+

This classic cocktail is a perfect way to use our Aged Rum. The most venerable of cocktails, predating not only the motorcar but the presidency of Abe Lincoln. Properly made, it’s strong but not too strong, sweet but not too sweet, and, most importantly, it’s dead-simple and absolutely delicious


1 1/2 oz. Vitae Spirits Barrel Aged Rum

   1/4 oz Vanilla Bean Simple syrup

6 dashes Embitterment Liquid Gold Bitters

Twist orange peel

Garnish with Rum soaked cherry


Vanilla Bean Simple

Bring 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup water to a boil and then simmer in a covered pot . Turn off heat and add 1/4 of a vanilla bean. Let cool and store in refrigerator with the vanilla bean in the syrup for up to one month.


  1. In a rocks glass add orange peel, simple syrup, and bitters
  2. Muddle till blended
  3. Add ice to glass
  4. Pour Aged rum over ice
  5. Give a quick stir
  6. Garnish with Rum soaked cherry