I love a great Old Fashioned and I love seeing riffs because it is such a great blueprint. The Redenbacher Old Fashioned is one of my favorite riffs of the classic cocktail.

This cocktail combines two favorites of mine; rum and popcorn.

Redenbacher Old Fashioned Recipe

Redenbacher Old Fashioned Recipe

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Recipe by Glendon Hartley Course: BeverageCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

1

minute
Cooking time

2

minutes
Calories

NA

kcal
Total time

3

minutes

The Redenbacher Old Fashioned combines the saltiness of popcorn and the sweetness of rum into a delicious cocktail everyone should try.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass.
  • Add ice.
  • Stir for 15 seconds.
  • Strain over a large ice cube in a double rocks glass.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.

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How to Make Popcorn Infused Rum

Ingredients

  • 750 mL Bottle of Bacardi 8 Year Reserva Ocho Rum

  • 1 Bag of Orville Redenbacher Buttery Popcorn

Directions

  • Pop the popcorn to the instructions on the bag.
  • In a container place the popcorn.
  • Pour in the entire bottle of rum.
  • Seal and set aside overnight for 10 – 12 hours.
  • Strain the popcorn out.
  • Place the rum back into your container.
  • Place in freezer for at least 4 – 6 hours. Any fat or oils will freeze.
  • Poke or a cut a small hole into the container to get past the frozen oils.
  • Strain the rum thru a coffee filter or a fine mesh bag.
  • Place the rum back into the Bacardi 8 bottle and label.

When Was the Redenbacher Old Fashioned Created?

Glendon Hartley created the Redenbacher Old Fashioned in 2014 while doing a event for Bacardi Rum. He thought the caramel flavor of Bacardi Reserva Ocho would pair well with buttered popcorn.

He had been fat-washing spirits for awhile and applied the same technique to buttered popcorn and rum.

After several attempts at rum and popcorn combinations he landed on Orville Redenbacher Buttered popcorn.

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When Did the Redenbacher Old Fashioned Take Off?

In 2015 Glendon was consulting for a Provisions 14 (P14) in Washington D.C. He decided to put the drink on the menu and it was really received.

The cocktail was also featured in Black Mixcellence, a Comprehensive Guide to Black Mixology.

That book is how we found out about this wonderful cocktail.