My wife and I discovered this delicious Chocolate Chili Old Fashioned on the menu at Tocolo Cantina in Garden City, New York. As soon as I tasted it, I knew I would have to figure out how to make it at home. Fortunately, Tocolo prints the ingredient list right on their menu! I experimented with the quantities, and of course added my own twist (no pun intended) to the recipe to get it just right.
Originally my recipe called for 6 dashes of chocolate bitters, but I’ve since backed off a bit when I make these now, down to 3-5 dashes. Still bitters-forward but not overwhelmingly so.
This one remains a favorite of mine, whether I make or whether the bartenders at Tocolo make it.