The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum and an Old Fashioned cocktail

The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

Recipe by Melissa Nicholson Course: 5:00


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My husband and I LOVE bourbon Old Fashioneds. He makes the best one I’ve ever had. It’s so good I am usually leery of ordering one out anywhere. I know. I’m a lucky gal. So, when we considered making an Old Fashioned using rum instead of bourbon or rye, we surprised ourselves. But that is how unique and delicious The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum is. I always think of rum as sweet; however, this rum is not too sweet and has so much more to it. Give this Old Fashioned a try. You’ll be surprised and impressed.


  • 1.5 oz. The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum

  • 1/2 oz. simple sugar

  • 6 to 7 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 2 Luxardo Cherries

  • Orange peel


  • Add all liquid ingredients to a mixing tin/cup and set aside
  • Rub the rim of a lowball/Old Fashioned glass with the orange peel, then put the peel in the glass.
  • Add 4 to 5 ice cubes or an ice ball to the Old Fashioned glass.
  • Add 3 to 4 ice cubes to the mixing tin/cup with the liquids. Stir until cold.
  • Pour into your Old Fashioned glass and garnish with the cherries.


  • For my Old Fashioned, I like a little bit of the cherries juice swirled on the bottom of the glass before everything else goes in. Yes, Luxardo cherries are expensive, but they are worth it…and so are you.


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Bourbon stole my heart a few years ago when I had several opportunities to write about it. Food stole my heart when I was lucky enough to be raised by a mom who managed to make nearly everything from scratch when we were growing up.