Banana-Rum Old-Fashioned


A bold, strong cocktail with both high-proof bourbon and light rum gets a hit of floral sweetness from mellow crème de banane.

Banana Rum Old Fashioned Recipe
Photo: Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Margaret Dickey / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) 100-proof bourbon (such as Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond)

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) light rum (such as Campesino Silver X)

  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) crème de banane (such as Tempus Fugit Spirits)

  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

  • 1 (2- x 1-inch) orange peel strip


  1. Fill a tall mixing glass with ice cubes. Add bourbon, rum, crème de banane, and bitters. Stir for 5 seconds; strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Twist orange peel strip over cocktail to express oils; tuck orange peel into glass, or discard.

Make Ahead

Batch this cocktail by combining bourbon, rum, crème de banane, and bitters in a pitcher; stir in ice just before serving.

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