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Cocoa Old Fashioned


Cocoa Old-Fashioned Cocktail - Joy Richards The Bitter Truth Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Cocoa Old-Fashioned

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The great thing about a drink like the classic Old-Fashioned is that the base is set for some wonderful experiments and Joy Richard of The Franklin Café in Boston has one that is a winner. In her Cocoa Old Fashioned, chocolate is the feature flavor but it comes via two interesting sources.

First is Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, which obtains its chocolaty flavor from a 3 day infusion of Taza Cocoa Nibs. Second is a few dashes of Xocolatl Mole bitters from The Bitter Truth for that sweet and spicy touch. Unlike others this is not sweet, but nicely balanced will transform your thoughts of what chocolate can do in cocktails.

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 4 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. In an old fashioned glass muddle together 1 half wheel of orange, 1 brandied cherry, .5 oz demerara syrup, and 3 dashes man's Xocolatl Mole bitters.
  2. Fill with ice, add 2.5 oz Taza Cocoa Nib infused Old Overholt, lightly stir and serve.

Recipe Courtesy: Joy Richard, The Franklin Café, Boston

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