If you’re just chilling out at home this year and watching some bad horror movies that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with your cocktails on Halloween! Here is a spooky spin on an Old Fashioned, with a boozy mashup of bourbon, homemade Orange and Black Coffee Syrup, and smoky mezcal for a little bit of fire and brimstone. It will warm you up to a long night of trick-or-treaters at your door…..if any are brave enough to venture out.
Black Cat Old Fashioned
Makes 1 cocktail
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce mezcal
1/4 ounce Orange & Black Coffee Syrup (recipe follows)
1-2 dashes chocolate bitters
Garnish: fat orange peel
Measure the bourbon, mezcal, syrup and bitters into a mixing glass. Fill three-quarters full with ice. Stir with a bar spoon until well chilled. Serve strained over a large ice cube in an old fashioned glass. Express the orange peel over the drink to release the oils, twist and add to the drink.
Orange & Black Coffee Syrup
Makes about 12 ounces
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon finely minced orange zest
24 coffee beans
3/4 cup water
2 cups sugar
Combine ingredients in a small saucepan. On medium-high heat, bring liquid to a boil, once it has boiled add the sugar and stir to combine well, continue to boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and steep for 1 hour. Strain and store refrigerated for up to 30 days.
Recipe © Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen® – For more recipes visit www.LiquidKitchen.com
Kathy Casey is a chef, mixologist, and is known as the Original Bar Chef. Follow: @KathyCaseyChef