This simple riff on the old-fashioned has become a popular way to serve Mr. Black cold brew liqueur in many bars across America. Tom Baker, the founder of Mr. Black, prefers a simple recipe calling for equal parts rye whiskey and Mr. Black, with no sugar or bitters required. But each bar has its own take. This formula, which comes from Peppi’s Cellar, a bar in the NoLIta section of Manhattan, opts for Irish whiskey and a few dashes of orange bitters. The Irish whiskey lends a gentle touch to the drink, softening the kick of the coffee. But, really, with this drink, it’s all about what sort of whiskey you like (bourbon also works), and how much you like that cold brew flavor, so adjust the proportions and ingredients to your taste.
- Serves: 1 person
- Ice, as needed
- 1 ¼ounces Irish whiskey, preferably Knappogue 12 Year Single Malt
- ½ounce Mr. Black Cold Brew coffee liqueur
- 3dashes orange bitters
- Fresh orange peel, for garnish
Step 1Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add whiskey, coffee liqueur and bitters; stir until chilled, about 15 seconds.
Step 2Strain into a rocks glass filled with one large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel.