Drink | Banana Infused Rum Old Fashioned


  • 8 oz. unsweetened banana chips
  • 2 cups aged dark rum

  • 2 oz. aged dark rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 wide strip orange zest
  • Banana leaf or banana chip (for serving)
  1. Step 1

    Combine 8 oz. unsweetened banana chips and 2 cups aged dark rum in a jar. Seal jar and let sit at room temperature at least 7 days and up to 10 days.

    Step 2

    Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve (line sieve with a layer of cheesecloth for the clearest infusion) into a small bowl; discard solids. Pour infused rum into a clean jar; cover with lid (makes about 2 cups). Do ahead: Infused rum can be made 1 month ahead. Store at room temperature.


    Step 3

    To make 1 cocktail, with a bar spoon stir 2 oz. aged dark rum, ½ oz. banana-infused rum (or store-bought banana liqueur), 2 dashes Angostura bitters, and 2 dashes orange bitters in an old-fashioned glass or rocks glass filled with a large ice cube until very cold, about 20 seconds. Twist 1 wide strip orange zest over drink to express oils; discard. Garnish with banana leaf or banana chip.

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