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Chocolate Espresso Old Fashioned

Enjoy the rich taste of a Chocolate Espresso Old Fashioned. It combines smooth bourbon, bold espresso, sweet maple syrup, and rich chocolate bitters. Finished with coffee beans or an orange peel, this twist on the classic is appealing to coffee and chocolate enthusiasts alike.

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chocolate espresso old fashioned

Chocolate Espresso Old Fashioned

Prep Time: 4 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon, Chocolate, Espresso, Old Fashioned
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Try this tasty drink: Chocolate Espresso Old Fashioned with bourbon and coffee.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce freshly brewed espresso, cooled
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 2-3 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Optional garnish: coffee beans or orange peel


  • Prepare the Espresso: Brew a strong espresso and let it cool down. This step is crucial to ensure the espresso blends well with the other ingredients without affecting their temperature.
  • Mix the Cocktail: In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, cooled espresso, maple syrup, and chocolate bitters. The maple syrup brings a natural sweetness that complements the robust flavors of bourbon and espresso, while the chocolate bitters add a unique depth and complexity.
  • Stir with Ice: Add ice cubes to your mixing glass. Stir the mixture for about 30 seconds with a long spoon. This process chills the drink and slightly dilutes it, making the flavors more cohesive.
  • Strain: Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with a large ice cube (or regular ice cubes if you prefer). A larger ice cube melts slower, keeping your drink cooler and less diluted for a longer time.
  • Garnish: Enhance your cocktail with a few coffee beans or an orange peel twist on top. The coffee beans intensify the coffee aroma and flavor, while the orange peel adds a subtle citrus note and makes the drink more visually appealing.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Your Chocolate Espresso Old Fashioned is ready to be enjoyed. This drink perfectly marries the warmth of bourbon with the rich tones of espresso and chocolate, balanced by the sweetness of the maple syrup.
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Chocolate Espresso Old Fashioned
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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