Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Bourbon Cocktails

Expense of Honesty

Expense of Honesty
Image: Ashley Hylbert

Strategic Hospitality beverage director Matthew Tocco says he's noticed guests are less apt to order a cocktail if it has rum or brandy as a base, so he paired this drink at Nashville’s Pinewood Social with bourbon to make it more appealing to those drinkers.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “So You Love a Whiskey Old Fashioned. How About the Rise of the Rum Old Fashioned?


  • 1 ounce Old Forester Signature bourbon
  • 1 ounce Brugal añejo rum
  • 1/2 ounce Arehucas Ron Miel Guanche rum
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp demerara sugar
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.

  3. Garnish with an expressed orange twist.