1/4 ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liquer
2 ounces dark rum
1/4 ounce simple syrup
3 dashes The Bitter Bottle Chocolate Cherry Bark bitters
Garnish: Strip of orange peel
Pour maraschino liqueur into rocks glass.
Tilt glass and rotate gently to coat inside of glass. Pour out excess.
Combine rum, simple syrup and bitters in mixing glass. Stir.
Pour into prepared glass over large piece of ice.
Garnish with orange peel and stirrer.
The Southern Toast was created at the Bird and Bone in Miami, FL. It is meant to be a rum forward twist on the classic old fashioned. The Maraschino liqueur provides the fruity notes to the drink instead of using any actual fruit. While Bird and Bone created the cocktail to feature a Trinidad rum called Afrohead, you can really use any darker aged rum.