Rum and Orange Cocktail


Amaro Montenegro, an Italian digestif, brings strong flavors of orange to this pleasantly bitter cocktail. The drink starts out warm, with light, molasses-y sweetness coming through the first sip, but packs a pleasantly bitter bite. It's a touch smoky and delightfully strong. Finish it with a dash of grapefruit bitters, and garnish with a grapefruit peel twist.

Rum and Orange Cocktail
Photo: Eva Kolenko
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 3 tablespoon (1 1/2 ounce) Jamaican rum (such as Appleton Estate Signature)

  • 2 tablespoon (1 ounce) Amaro Montenegro

  • 2 tablespoon (1 ounce) sweet vermouth (such as Carpano Antica Formula)

  • 1 dash of grapefruit bitters

  • 1 grapefruit peel twist


  1. Place rum, Amaro Montenegro, vermouth, and bitters in a cocktail mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until very well chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with grapefruit peel twist, and serve.

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