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5 Espresso Old Fashioned Riffs

Andrew Pautler

5 Espresso Old Fashioned Riffs

The Old Fashioned is a timeless cocktail beloved for its simplicity and elegance. I see it more as a framework than a specific recipe and as a coffee enthusiast, I love to riff on this cocktail with espresso variations.

These creative concoctions marry the robust intensity of espresso with the smooth sophistication of bourbon, resulting in a series of cocktails that are as invigorating as they are indulgent. Here are five standout Espresso Old Fashioned riffs that are sure to elevate your cocktail game: the Smoked Espresso Old Fashioned, Mocha Old Fashioned, S’mores Mocha Old Fashioned, Maple Brown Sugar Espresso Old Fashioned, and Lemon Espresso Old Fashioned.

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Mocha Old Fashioned

Mocha Old Fashioned

Get ready to elevate your cocktail game with this irresistible Mocha Old Fashioned recipe! We’re talking about a delightful fusion of bourbon, chocolate syrup, and chocolate bitters, topped off with a luxurious espresso mousse. It’s like dessert in a glass, but with a sophisticated twist! This isn’t your average cocktail—it’s a flavor-packed experience that’s perfect for cozy nights in or entertaining friends. So grab your ingredients and get ready to whisk, stir, and sip your way to pure indulgence!

Smoked Espresso Old Fashioned

Smoked Espresso Old Fashioned

This smoky caffeinated cocktail mixes the smooth warmth of bourbon, the rich sweetness of coffee liqueur, and the bold intensity of espresso and finishes it off with a smoky infusion of maple wood chips. This cocktail offers a unique and captivating taste experience that lingers on the palate and won’t be one easily forgotten.

S'mores Mocha Old Fashioned

S’mores Mocha Old Fashioned

This coffee-forward cocktail combines what I think is the best drink (coffee), with the best dessert (S’mores), with the best cocktail (an Old Fashioned). The end result is a decadent and indulgent coffee cocktail that is beautifully balanced between the bourbon, espresso and S’mores sweetness.

Maple Brown Sugar Espresso Old Fashioned

Experience the perfect blend of sweetness and depth with a Maple Brown Sugar Espresso Old Fashioned, where rich maple syrup and caramelized brown sugar meld seamlessly with bold espresso and smooth bourbon. This indulgent cocktail is finished with a dash of bitters and topped with an espresso mousse, creating a delightful and decadent harmony of flavors that’s perfect for any occasion.

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Lemon Espresso Old Fashioned

Indulge in the perfect summer coffee cocktail with our Lemon Espresso Old Fashioned recipe. This refreshing twist on the classic cocktail combines the zesty brightness of lemon with the bold richness of espresso all balanced with the sweet, smooth base of bourbon creating a harmonious balance of flavors that’s both invigorating and satisfying. Easy to make and hard to resist, this cocktail is the epitome of summer sophistication. Cheers to lazy afternoons and lively gatherings with this delightful concoction!

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