An Old Fashioned is one of our favorite cocktails, maybe of all time. This time of year, when feasting is a common occurrence, dishes have been created and cleaned, and you've contemplated getting the tree up; sometimes, you just need a treat. This variation is rich, warming, and has a little kick.
This recipe was released a year ago, and it's even simpler and more delicious with the Iconic Cocktail Co. Salted Cocoa Nib. And it was well worth the re-creation. To us, it's less like an old fashioned and more like a devilishly clever coffee drink.
+ 2 oz bourbon
+ 1 oz chilled espresso
+ 1/2 oz Salted Cocoa Nib
+ 2 moderate dashes of orange bitters
+ 1 orange (can garnish a party worth)
Pour over supercube* and stir to combine. Garnish with a twist of orange peel for brightness and lightly sprinkle with coarse coffee grounds.
* You can also make ice cubes out of coffee if you plan ahead. Skip the espresso step if you use coffee cubes.
***The pumpkin pictured with cocktails is from our super fun Pumpkin Succulent Arrangement class. It's still going strong. Read about it here.