That Old Chestnut by Wayne Collins

Saw this on Something for the Weekend this morning and it looked very good … especially over the Christmas vacation!


  • 2 tsp muscovado syrup
  • 60ml/2¼fl oz extra viejo rum
  • 15ml/½fl oz chestnut liqueur
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • ice cubes
  • 1 x 7.5cm/3in sliver clementine peel
  • twist lemon peel, to serve


  1. Pour the muscovado syrup, rum, chestnut liqueur and chocolate bitters into a whisky tumbler, one after the other.
  2. Add the ice cubes and clementine peel and stir.
  3. To serve, hook the twist of lemon peel over the edge of the glass. Serve with roasted chestnuts.