Happy National Liqueur Day! Maybe you’re thinking, “I’m a bourbon drinker! Liqueur is not my style.” I’d ask you to give this cocktail a try. There is, after all, chocolate involved. And I promise it’s not too sweet. I used Old Weller Antique for the bourbon and I made my own Chocolate Liqueur which was very easy to make. If you don’t feel like making your own or are looking for instant gratification you could substitute your favorite brand of chocolate liqueur.
Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Cocktail
- 2 oz. Old Weller Antique
- 1/2 oz Chocolate liqueur
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir together in a mixing glass with ice and then strain into a rocks glass over cracked ice. Garnish with 2 brandied cherries.
I made my own brandied cherries by soaking dried cherries in (yep you guessed it) brandy for a couple of days. These little guys are not very attractive but they are delicious! You might also try the Luxardo Maraschino Cherries instead. If you would prefer a sweeter cocktail, you could use more chocolate liqueur. I really enjoy just the hint of chocolate in mine.
If you give it a try, I’d love to know what you think!