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3 Classic Cocktails for the Classic Man

The holidays are in full swing, which means family dinners, holiday parties, and lots of drinks are taking place in the Border Cities.

We believe every Rum Runner should know how to make these three classic cocktails that are great for any occasion.

1. The Old Fashion

  • Put 1 sugar cube in glass

  • Add 2-3 dashes of bitters

  • Add 1 splash of soda water

  • Muddle (smash) until sugar is dissolved

  • Fill glass with ice cubes

  • Add whiskey to the top of the glass, stir

  • Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry

2. The Manhattan

  • 3 parts Canadian or Rye Whiskey

  • 1 part sweet (red) vermouth

  • 1 dash bitters

Add all of the ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Stir until very cold

Pour into cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

3. The Tom Collins

  • 1 1/2 oz gin

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup*

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Top with Soda water

Shake the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice over ice.

Fill your glass with ice and strain drink into glass.

Top with soda water and gently stir. Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Happy Holidays to all of our Rum Runner family, we greatly appreciate your support and hope you have a safe, fun holiday with your friends and family.


(Recipes are from

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