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Think of the classic Kentucky Bourbon Ball candy meeting chocolate covered fruit. Watch the video here and below as the classic Old-Fashioned cocktail is blended with a touch of dessert flavor and adds new depth to the drink in this new creation by BourbonBlog.com.

Chocolate Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe by BourbonBlog.com
For a lighter chocolate flavor and a seasonal Spring theme, the recipe below can be substituted with White Crème de cacao while substituting grapefruit in place of the orange.

Ingredients:

2 oz. Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
½ oz. Dark Crème de cacao
1-2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Maraschino Cherry
Orange Wedge

Instructions:

Gently muddle cherry and orange in a shaker. Add Bourbon, Dark Crème de cacao and bitters. Add ice. Shake briskly five times. Fill rocks glass with ice. Strain contents of shaker into glass over the ice.

Remember to keep the fruit inside the shaker to extract the fruit pulp and juice out of it and to beat out some of the bitter elements that naturally occur in the pit of the fruit. The ice will pull out the bitter elements from the pith of the fruit when you shake it.

Special thanks to Mixologist and BourbonBlog.com Beverage Consultant Stephen Dennison and to Varanese Restaurant’s Chef John Varanese and Dave Allen.

The Chocolate Old-Fashioned Cocktail was first introduced at Evansville Living’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and was served by Firefly Southern Grill.

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