As if chocolate could not get any tastier, the Mexican tradition of infusing cacao with chilis, nuts, and spices dates all the way back to the ear;y Mayan civilization. This old-fashioned-inspired cocktail will keep the full expression of bourbon loud and clear with just a whisper of warmth, coming from Mexican chocolate and coffee to prove that old adage true once and for all; when in Kentucky, do as the Oaxaxans do.
2 oz bourbon
1/4 oz Oaxacan chocolate syrup
3 dashes of barrel-aged coffee bitters
small pinch of chili threads
Add the liquid ingredients to a dry mixing glass. Fill the glass with ice and ice a bar spoon to stir until the mixing glass is ice cold. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. For the aromatic finishing touch, place a pinch of chili threads just on top of the ice cube.