DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Jordan Hughes offers an aged rum cocktail.


It’s amazing how quickly the transition to Fall hits. I’m not just talking about the change in weather but also people’s attitudes. We only get a few months of sun in Portland and it’s amazing, but every year around September/October everyone starts getting super excited about pulling out their beanies and flannels and getting “cozy.”

I love summer weather (and summer drinks!) but even I’m starting to get in the Fall-mood. So here’s my first October drink recipe for you to sip by the fireplace.

When I was work-shopping this drink I first made it with bourbon but I found that I actually prefer it with a quality aged rum.


  • 1 1/2 oz aged rum
  • 1/2 smoke tea liqueur
  • 3/4 oz apple brandy
  • 1/2 tsp Demerara syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

How to make the Bull of the Woods cocktails:

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe. Flame an orange peel and add to drink.