206.784.7840 info@kathycasey.com

Blog

Black Cat Old Fashioned

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

Archives

You Might Like…

Oysters- A Taste of the Sea

Oysters- A Taste of the Sea

Did you know that NW Oysters are considered some of the best in the world? The reason our oysters taste so great  is our clean waters. Different locations give the oysters different flavor characteristics. Oyster aficionado and great friend, Cynthia Nims author of...

Coffee Lovers

Coffee Lovers

Ahh, coffee! That first cup o’ joe can usually set the tone for the rest of the day. And certainly the Pacific Northwest is known as THE mecca for coffee drinkers and connoisseurs alike. We definitely love our coffee just as much as our wine with many local...

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts. Whoever thought they would become the IT vegetable from bar menus to bacon and bourbon lathered side dishes.  Hipster? Yes.  But good for you too. They are chock full of Vitamins K and C, as well as iron, fiber and Vitamin A. There are lots...

Pin It on Pinterest