Chocolate Orange Old Fashioned

So I’m sure some of you are thinking “ew gross, chocolate in a cocktail?!” Excuse me, haven’t you ever had an Applebees Mudslide? Kidding, but I hear you I don’t want anything sweet or heavy in my drink either. However, give me just a little hint to jazz up a classic and now you’re whistling a different tune! PLUS, It’s V-day and how could we not have chocolate in the picture 💕 HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY lovas! AND happy happy hour! Since one of the first things Thomas and I discovered about each other was our favorite cocktail being an Old Fashioned, I wanted to honor that today with creating a Chocolate Orange Old Fashioned! Using chocolate bitters and an a little extra squeeze of an orange I created a riff on our favorite classic cocktail!

First things first, you can’t have an Old Fashioned without a big ice cube. What is this nonsense with bars and restaurants using crushed ice?! It becomes so watered down! Anywho, I’ve discovered this Peak silicon large ice cube tray and I love it! 

How to make a Chocolate Orange Old Fashioned

For a classic old fashioned you would use Angostura bitters, but for this recipe you would just switch that out with chocolate bitters! Both can be found at your local liquor store.

To make this cocktail:

  1. First muddle a sugar cube, 5 dashes of the chocolate bitters, and a small spoonful of water in your rocks class until sugar dissolves. (I got these brown sugar cubes from Whole Foods and my rocks glasses from Crate & Barrel!)
  2. Then add in 3 oz of rye or bourbon – we are using Makers Mark right now.
  3. Drop in your ice cube and stir a few revolutions until ice cube dilutes a little and everything is properly mixed.
  4. Cutting an orange, squeeze just the juice of one orange wedge into your glass.
  5. Lastly, cut off an orange peel and twist it running it along the edge of the glass rim before dropping it on top or the side of the cube. Add a Luxardo cocktail cherry and you are good to go!

Chocolate Orange Old Fashioned

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 small spoonful of water
  • 5-6 dahes chocolate bitters
  • 3 oz bourbon or rye
  • squeeze of one orange wedge
  • Orange feel and luxardo cherry garnish

Instructions
 

  • First muddle a sugar cube, 5 dashes of the chocolate bitters, and a small spoonful of water in your rocks class until sugar dissolves. (I got these brown sugar cubes from Whole Foods and my rocks glasses from Crate & Barrel!)
  • Then add in 3 oz of rye or bourbon - we are using Makers Mark right now. 
  • Drop in your ice cube and stir a few revolutions until ice cube dilutes a little and everything is properly mixed. 
  • Cutting an orange, squeeze just the juice of one orange wedge into your glass. Lastly, cut off an orange peel and twist it running it along the edge of the glass rim before dropping it on top or the side of the cube. Add a Luxardo cocktail cherry and you are good to go! 

1 Comment

  1. Carol
    February 14, 2020 / 11:47 pm

    🥂

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