Coffee Old Fashioned

"Combining a little cold brew coffee syrup (or just what’s left over from the last pot of the morning) or coffee liqueur, add a smidge of maple syrup and a healthy dose of whiskey and orange bitters, and you’ve got a great way to start (or end) the day."
-- @cocktail_contessa
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Prep time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 1

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  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur (non creamy)
  • 1/2 ounce Coffee syrup
  • 1 barspoon maple syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish: a swipe of maple syrup on the side of the glass then a dust of espresso powder


  • Step 1

    Prepare the old fashioned glass by putting a swipe of maple syrup on the lip of the glass and dusting it with espresso powder or finely ground coffee. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Combine bourbon, coffee liqueur, coffee syrup, a bit of maple syrup and the orange bitters in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well-chilled and strain into the prepared glass filled with ice.

  • Step 3

    Express an orange peel over the cocktail before you take your first sip. Works well as both a morning and evening cocktail.

  • Step 4

    For instructions on making a coffee syrup, follow the link below.

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