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This tropical spin on the classic Old Fashioned is made with a mixture of rye and a rhum agricole in place of bourbon, and in place of simple syrup, a delicious banana liqueur. Amargo Vallet, a Mexican bitter, extracts some of the spicy and peppery notes found in the Michter's Rye.


  • 1 1/4 ounces Michter's Rye
  • 3/4 ounces Clement 10 yr Rhum Agricole
  • 1/2 ounce. Tempus Fugit crème de banana
  • 1/4 ounce Amargo Vallet


  1. Build in a double Old Fashioned glass.
  2. Add a 2x2 ice cube and stir.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Updated: 2021-10-11

The Coal Train, a Take on the Old Fashioned