Old Fashion rum cocktail - pic supplied

Rum is a firm favourite with South Africans, but many people don't get the best out of the spirit when they drown it in sugary cola.

Why not try to these two classic cocktails and experience a new and flavourful side to rum.

The Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe 

Ingredients

2 sugar cubes

50 ml bourbon or rye whiskey

3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters 

Method  

In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cubes and bitters with a little water until dissolved. Then add ice and whiskey and stir to mix. Strain into a chilled glass with a single cube of ice. Garnish with an orange twist. 

Manhattan cocktail - pic supplied


The Manhattan Cocktail Recipe 

50 ml whiskey

25 ml vermouth 

3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

Branded cherries to garnish

Method

In a mixing glass, stir all the ingredients with large cracked ice. 

Then strain it into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist and branded cherries. 

Recipes and images courtesy of the House of Angostura