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How to make a wintery Honey Old Fashioned

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Using Mount Gay XO rum and hot water...trust us, this is one cocktail that will become close to your heart throughout Xmas...

Perhaps we have been guilty of doing the Old Fashioned to death, you can get a little over-familiar with things you like. Certainly this variation on the whisky standard feels like nothing short of a revelation, a warming Honey Old Fashioned which we’ve found life-changing for these cold nights with viral worries.

Mount Gay’s ambassador Miguel Smith told us, “I’d argue rum is perfect for Old Fashioneds because true rum isn’t sweetened, and the variety within the category allows you to satisfy everyone’s palette. Our honeyed XO Old Fashioned is a beautiful drink. You can do it cold or warm, but the warm one is a nice little spin on the hot rum toddy. You’ve got your honey, your orange or lemon, your bitters, your XO, stirred with hot water – have it in a tea cup if you wish!”

Here’s what you need:

45ml Mount Gay XO

1 bar spoon of honey

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

45ml hot water

Orange zest

And here’s how to do it:

Find out more about Mount Gay rum

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Mount Gay XO

Buy Mount Gay XO, the first XO (extra old) in the rum category and a spicy, fruity rum with a creamy palate.

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