Rum Cooper’s Old-Fashioned

Tom Macy, Clover Club | New York

The secret to Tom Macy’s perfected rum Old-Fashion is in the “biz,” industry parlance for a minuscule batch of non-spirituous ingredients that helps bartenders make drinks faster and more accurately.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Brugal 1888
  • 2 ounces Brugal 1888
  • ¼ ounce Brugal “Biz” (see Editor’s Note)
  • ¼ ounce Brugal “Biz” (see Editor’s Note)

Garnish: lime peel, orange peel

  1. Stir ingredients in a rocks glass with a jumbo ice cube.
  2. Express lime and orange peel over top.
  3. Garnish with lime and orange peel.
Editor's Note

Brugal “Biz”
3 parts demerara syrup (2:1 demerara sugar to water)
1 part oloroso sherry
1 part Giffard Banane Du Brésil Liqueur
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a bottle, seal and store refrigerated for up to two weeks.

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