Rockin Around the Christmas Tree is going to be a bit different this year. The holiday cheer will be determined by what’s in your drink. So let’s sip our way back into the good ‘ol times of 2019 with the Serrallés family’s Don Q Grand Reserva XO signature rum!

Like many brands looking to reinvent themselves this year, Don Q has debuted a brand new and exquisite design of their award-winning Gran Anejo. This year’s Grand Reserva is a unique blend of nine to 12-year-old rum aged in American white oak barrels combined with a 55-year-old aged Solera rum. Decadent in flavor, the Gran Reserva is the perfect autumn spirit: rich in citrus fruit and balanced with the warmth of baked apples and roasted nuts.

Whether you want to add some spice to your Thanksgiving cocktail menu, or are looking to get a jump on your Christmas gifts, the Don Q Gran Reserva XO is sure to add a smile to any lucky recipient. You can pick up a bottle in select liquor stores and supermarkets for about $49.99.

Don’t let COVID spoil your Yule festivities. Celebrate the close of 2020 with an Old Fashioned.

We promise, one sip will leave you dreaming of that Puerto Rican vacation!

XO Old Fashioned 

2oz              Don Q Gran Reserva Rum

1 splash     Club Soda

1                 Sugar Cube

3 dashes    Angostura Bitters

1                 Orange Peel

1                 Maraschino Cherry for Garnish

Place the sugar cube or 1/2 tsp sugar in an Old Fashioned Glass. Add 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters and splash of Club Soda. Muddle the mixture, then add ice. Pour Don Q Gan Reserva and stir until well-chilled. Garnish with an orange peel and Maraschino cherry.