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The ultimate Christmas drink

Canvassing responses from around our busy team on what they feel is the ultimate Christmas drink, has bought a wealth of answers including Winter Pimms with hot apple juice, a simple brandy and ginger ale, Champagne, classic Snowball, boozy hot chocolate and spiced mulled cider. The most interesting we thought was a warming cocktail, perfect for by a log fire or to warm you up if you are outside – the Rum Old Fashioned.

The recipe we have tried and tried again (just to make sure it is perfect) is –

40ml Dark Rum

15ml Falernum

4-5 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Sugar Syrup

Cubed Ice

Orange Peel

To make:

  1. Fill a rocks glass with three large ice cubes
  2. Pour the rum over the ice and stir for 40 seconds to chill the rum
  3. Add another 2 to 3 ice cubes and pour in the Falernum and bitters and stir
  4. Top up the glass with more ice and then stir one more for another 30 seconds just for luck
  5. Cut a piece of orange peel about the size of your thumb (be careful not to bend it yet). Hold the piece of orange peel over the glass and bend it to release some oil into the drink

Add the orange peel to the drink, stir a couple more times and serve