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Chocolate Old Fashioned

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The Chocolate Old Fashioned is a sophisticated twist on the classic cocktail, combining the robust flavors of bourbon with the rich, velvety notes of dark chocolate liqueur. This elegant drink starts with a sugar cube and orange bitters, melding together to create a subtly sweet and aromatic base.

When mixed with smooth bourbon and luxurious dark chocolate liqueur, the result is a perfectly balanced cocktail that’s both comforting and indulgent.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of a Chocolate Old Fashioned greets you with the familiar warmth of bourbon, mingling seamlessly with the aromatic orange bitters. The sugar cube, having dissolved, adds a gentle sweetness that enhances the bourbon’s caramel and vanilla notes. As the drink settles on your palate, the dark chocolate liqueur makes its presence known, introducing a deep, cocoa-rich flavor that brings a creamy, almost dessert-like quality to the cocktail. The combination of orange and chocolate creates a sophisticated harmony that feels both refreshing and indulgent, making each sip a delightful experience.

As you continue to enjoy the Chocolate Old Fashioned, the flavors evolve, with the bourbon’s spice and the bitters’ zest cutting through the richness of the dark chocolate. This balance ensures that the drink remains well-rounded and never overly sweet.

The aftertaste leaves a lingering hint of chocolate and orange, reminiscent of a gourmet confection, inviting you to take another sip. This cocktail is perfect for a cozy evening or as a decadent treat to end a special meal.

Tips & Tricks

Expressing the oils over the drink will enhance the citrus aroma and add a fresh touch.

Infuse the bourbon with cocoa nibs for a richer chocolate taste.

Recipe Card

Chocolate Old Fashioned

Chocolate Old Fashioned


  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz dark chocolate liqueur


  1. In a lowball glass add your sugar cube and bitters.
  2. Muddle until cube is broken down and sugar is mostly dissolved.
  3. Add a large ice cube or ice sphere, then pour bourbon and chocolate liqueur.
  4. Stir to combine and chill, garnish with half an orange slice.

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