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How to Make the Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum Caramel Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a timeless whiskey cocktail that elegantly showcases spirit, sugar and bitters. This recipe puts a creative spin on the 19th century classic by using Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum as the starring spirit. Its bold vanilla and caramel flavors pair impeccably with homemade caramel syrup in this unique tropical Old Fashioned.

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A Brief History of Old Fashioned Cocktails

The Old Fashioned dates back to the early 1800s. It is one of the oldest known cocktails and helped establish the template for spirit-based drinks as we know them.

Traditionally made with American whiskey, sugar and bitters, the Old Fashioned was popularized at The Pendennis Club in the late 1800s. The simplicity of ingredients allowed the nuances of the whiskey to shine.

Read all about the Pendennis Club and its relationship to the Old Fashioned

This cocktail enjoyed a revival starting in the early 2000s with the rise of craft cocktails. While the whiskey version remains a staple, variations like the rum Old Fashioned have grown in popularity.

Why Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum Shines in an Old Fashioned

Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum is a darker, bolder version of the classic Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum. It is crafted with Blackstrap Rum, a molasses-rich rum that gives the drink its darkened hue. The rum is then spiced with a blend of spices, including clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, to create a unique taste.

It has a soft vanilla nose with a hint of underlying spice and oak. The spice jumps right in moments after it hits your palate. The finish is smooth and delicious, making it a great drink to enjoy on the rocks or in a classic cocktail.

Overall, Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum is a must-try for rum lovers who enjoy a bolder, spicier taste. With its unique blend of spices and smooth finish, it is a great addition to any home bar.

Most Old Fashioned recipes call for American bourbon or rye whiskey. But rum’s sweet, vanilla flavors work exceptionally well.

Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum brings rich molasses and toasted sugar notes that complement the caramel syrup. It also offers bold vanilla and spice that enhances the cocktail’s flavors.

The rum provides a distinctive tropical twist on the classic Old Fashioned template – ideal for sipping year-round!

Ingredients & Equipment for Mixing

To make this cocktail you will need:


  • Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
  • Homemade Salted Caramel Syrup
  • Aromatic bitters
  • Orange twist for garnish


  • Jigger
  • Mixing glass
  • Spoon or barspoon
  • Double old fashioned glass
  • Ice cube tray

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Captain Morgan Black Rum Caramel Old Fashioned

Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Add a large ice cube to an old fashioned glass and set aside.

Step 2: In a mixing glass, add Captain Morgan Black rum, caramel syrup and bitters with ice.

Step 3: Stir gently for 20-30 seconds until chilled.

Step 4: Strain cocktail into old fashioned glass over fresh ice cube.

Step 5: Garnish with an orange coin. Enjoy this tropical twist!

And that’s all it takes to create this indulgent rum Old Fashioned! The caramel and vanilla notes pair sublimely.

Achieving the Ideal Flavor Balance

Finding your perfect Old Fashioned ratio is part of the appeal. Play with these elements:

  • Black Rum: Bump up for a bolder cocktail, or down to accent vanilla.
  • Caramel: Adds rich sweetness. Adjust to your preferred sweetness.
  • Bitters: Usually just a couple dashes to complement, not overpower.
  • Ice: Large cubes give sleek dilution. Many cubes add more chilling.

Tweak proportions until you find a balance you love – then savor this exceptional spiced rum Old Fashioned!

Serving Suggestions

To take your Captain Morgan Black Old Fashioned to the next level:

  • Use large crystal clear ice cubes or spheres
  • Select an aromatic orange bitters like Angostura
  • Accompany with chocolate or after dinner cheeses
  • Homemade caramel syrup adds richer flavor than store-bought
  • Flamed orange twists make an impressive garnish

However you choose to enjoy it, this tropical Black Spiced Rum Old Fashioned is sure to impress guests looking for a creative twist on a classic cocktail.

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Here is the recipe

Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum Caramel Old Fashioned

Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum Caramel Old Fashioned

Sip slow and savour the taste of Captain Morgan Black Spiced in an old fashioned. Sweeten with sugar or salted caramel for a twist.
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Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 1
Calories 160 kcal


  • 1 1/2 oz / 50ml Captain Morgan’s Black Spiced
  • 1/8 oz / 7.5ml Salted Caramel Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Orange Coin garnish


  • Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass
  • Add ice
  • Stir, stir, stir
  • Strain into a rocks glass with one large cubed piece of ice
  • Garnish with an orange coin and a piece of chocolate caramel candy


Serving: 1gCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 2gSodium: 141mgFiber: 3gSugar: 35g
Keyword Captain Morgan, Captain Morgan Rum Old Fashioned, Old Fashioned
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