Thirsty Thursday: The Cre Old Fashioned – What’s Old Is New Again

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Most recipes for the Old Fashioned cocktail contain bourbon or whiskey but when you run a beach bar blog and have been on a rum kick for a month, it seems more fitting to substitute some Damoiseau V.S.O.P. Rhum Vieux Agricole, add “Cre” to the name (those marketing folks at Damoiseau are clever) to hearken back to your French/Creole influence and get on with your drinking. The Cre Old Fashioned is a simple drink to make which is one of the reasons I like it. When you can keep the liquors and mixers to under three for a cocktail recipe, I become a very happy imbiber. Throw in the fact that it contains two kinds of fruit and not only do you have a simple cocktail to make, it’s also healthy.

old fashionedCre Old Fashioned Recipe
2 oz. Damoiseau V.S.O.P. Rhum Vieux Agricole
1/4 oz. Clement Creole Shrubb
2 dashes orange or Angostura bitters

Garnish: orange wheel and brandied cherry

Pour V.S.O.P. Rhum, Creole Shrubb and bitters into cracked ice-filled old-fashioned glass and stir. Garnish with orange and a cherry.

Cue up some of your favorite Mad Men episodes, concoct a Cre Old Fashioned cocktail and start throwing that hooch down the hatch with Don Draper and the rest of the guys. Before you know it, you’ll be nattily attired in a ’60s style suit, puffing on cigarettes and whipping out ad campaigns that will make even the Damoiseau marketing folks take notice. Incroyable!

About Damoiseau V.S.O.P.DAMOISEAU V.S.O.P. is produced with the greatest respect to the French Caribbean time-honored traditions of Rhum Agricole. It begins with natural rhum distilled from pure aromatic free-run sugarcane juice and aged a minimum of 4 years in re-charred Bourbon casks, which gives this remarkable rum its radiant mahogany color and long smooth finish.

Author: Tom W.

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