I came across the Cocoa Old Fashioned by chance during an internet research. As you can already see from the name, it is inspired by a famous classic drink: The “Old Fashioned”. The recipe I found on the internet requires more complex and intense preparation, as it includes both previously prepared syrup, as well as a “infused” rye whiskey. However as I had a little less time available for the preparation when I mixed the drink on the photo, I decided to make a modification based on the original.
Recipe for my version of the Cocoa Old Fashioned:
8 cl Rye Whiskey
1 bar spoon Mozart Chocolate Spirit Dry
1 cl Falernum
3 dashes The Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters
1 slice of orange
1 Griottines Cherry
First muddle the orange slice and cherry Griottines in a pre-chilled tumbler. Then add a few ice cubes and pour in the remaining ingredients. Gently stir until the ingredients are evenly mixed.
When it comes to taste the results were very interesting: the crushed fruits harmonize excellently with the Falernum and the subtle dark chocolate notes. The Rye Whiskey stands in the foreground and accompanies these aromas superbly what results in a very satisfactory final outcome.