On the Sauce: After-Dinner Old Fashioned

Throw that espresso into a rocks glass to create this Old-Fashioned after you feast.

click to enlarge On the Sauce: After-Dinner Old Fashioned - Chris Fasick
Chris Fasick
On the Sauce: After-Dinner Old Fashioned

Sometimes it's hard to find inspiration for a new cocktail. Sometimes it comes from multiple places.

The past several days have been a perfect storm of thoughts and ideas, leading to the creation of this week's drink. Who doesn't like an after-dinner coffee, or an Old Fashioned? This drink has it all. This drink is everything I want right now.

Make sure not to skip the orange peel. That touch of citrus pairs so well with the mocha. Enjoy!

After-Dinner Old Fashioned 
Makes 1 

1.5 ounces bourbon
1.5 ounces Kahlúa Mocha
3 ounces freshly brewed espresso, sweetened and chilled
2 dashes bitters
Orange peel

In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bourbon, Kahlúa, espresso and bitters. Give it a solid shake. Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in drink through a strainer. With a veggie peeler, cut off a rectangular piece of orange peel. Twist it over the beverage to release essential oils, then with the bent piece, run it around the rim of the glass. Feel free to use the peel for garnish, or discard.

Follow @cfasick on Twitter.

Scroll to read more Food News articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]