Coffee Old Fashioned

A timeless Old Fashioned recipe with a caffeine kick. One of the original American cocktail recipes, this tipple adds cold brewed coffee for something unusual.

Craft Spirits
From the book Craft Spirits


The Old Fashioned is one of the original American cocktails, dating backto the nineteenth century. Generations of cocktail lovers have made it their favourite. Some recipes call for whisky, brandy, or gin as the base, and these days the drink usually features bourbon. It is rewarding to create new versions while remaining true to the drink’s roots.


45ml cold-brewed coffee
50ml bourbon
1 tbsp crème de cacao
1 tbsp simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters
grated white chocolate

Essential kit

You will need a cocktail shaker.


1. Combine the bitters, syrup, crème decacao, and bourbon in a shaker.

2. Add iceand shake for 10 seconds.

3. Strain into anice-fi lled double old-fashioned glass, top with coffee and chocolate, and serve.

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