Night Owl


Old Fashioned
Created: Alex Day, 2013, Death & Company
Adapted from Cocktail Codex
Uploaded by: @alex


2 oz
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon (Elijah Craig 12-Year)
12 oz
cacao nib-infused Ramazzotti
12 tsp
demerara syrup
3 dash
Miracle Mile toasted pecan bitters
lemon twist as garnish

Stir it Up

  1. Stir all ingredients over ice
  2. Strain into an Old-Fashioned glass with one large ice cube
  3. Express lemon twist over drink, and drop it in

Background & History

A riff on the Pop Quiz, a Death & Co cocktail created by Devon Tarby. "Alex [Day] wanted to make a drink that tasted like boozy chocolate without coming across as dessert in a glass." - Cocktail Codex Interestingly, Alex Day created a different cocktail of the same name in 2009 that was included in Death & Co's original cocktail book. Slightly confusing...

Notes & Review

Old-Fashioned fans will also be a fan of the Night Owl. It's both fruitier, likely due to the orange notes from the Ramazzotti, but also a bit sweeter due to the amaro but also the chocolate notes. The mouthfeel with the cacao-nib infused Ramazzotti is nice as well. We have to admit, we didn't have the pecan bitters, so swapped in a dash of Angostura and a dash of Bittermen's Mole bitters, and it did not disappoint, but is missing any nuttiness that might be found in the true spec.

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