5 Old Monk Drinks Perfect For All Occasions
India can never deny its love for Old Monk. This veteran spirit has taken on the role of an inspiration, friend, sympathetic shoulder and more so many of us. It is a good time pay respect to the rum and we’ve done it with these 5 fun cocktails. We even have our twist on Old Monk + Cola by adding some burnt butter in it. Enjoy and let us know your favourite rum cocktails in the comment section below.
Rum Cold Coffee
60 ml Espresso
2 tea spoons condensed milk
30 ml Old Monk
Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds. Fill a low ball glass with ice and strain the rum and coffee mix into it. This is how cold coffee should be on most days!
60 ml Old Monk
180 ml Apple juice
A pinch of cinnamon powder
A slice of apple
Fill a low ball glass with ice, pour in the rum, apple juice and cinnamon powder and stir. Garnish with a thin slice of apple. If you are feeling fancy, serve with caramel toffee.
The hot version of this tastes good too. Just bring the apple juice to a boil with cinnamon sticks, let it sit for 5 minutes and then mix with the rum.
Burnt Butter Rum + Cola
60 ml Burnt butter infused Old Monk
Strictly Thumbs Up or Diet Coke
Who knew it would be possible to make Old Monk + Cola even better; this drink came about in one of our Bombay Cocktail Club tastings. The burnt butter adds slight smokiness and caramel flavors to the finish. Click here for the guide to infusing butter with rum.
Take 60 ml of the burnt butter Old Monk in a glass and top it with Cola.
60 ml Old Monk
5 ml Lemon juice
10 ml Honey
A piece of peeled ginger
A peel of lemon
1 Cinammon stick
½ Star Anise
In a pan heat some water with the spices, lemon peel and ginger; bring to a simmer. In a glass pour in the rum, with the spice infused warm water. Add honey and lemon juice according to your taste.
Perfect for those slightly nippy, rainy evenings where you need something soothing. You can play around with the spices as long as they are aromatic in nature.
90 ml Old Monk
90 ml Orange juice
20 ml Sugar syrup
20 ml Lime Juice
3 dash of Bitters
Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, give it a good shake. Strain in a tall glass filled with ice.
The cocktail originated in the Caribbean and is a classic. You can experiment with the juice, replacing orange with pineapple is common!