When choosing your coffee liqueur, we always suggest choosing a local craft spirit. In terms of coffee liqueur, Durham Distillery in Raleigh, NC makes a Damn Fine Coffee Liqueur that is perfect for this cocktail. In terms of orange liqueur, Grand Marnier or Cointreau will suffice until we discover a delicious craft orange liqueur (fingers crossed this happens sooner than later)!
2 parts whiskey (Boundary St. Bourbon OR Boundary St. Rye Whiskey)
1 part coffee liqueur
1 part orange liqueur
2 dashes Aztec chocolate bitters
Combine all ingredients into a shaker pint glass. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with toasted marshmallow and an expressed orange peel.
FYI: Drop the marshmallow into your drink to sweeten it up a bit! Or just use it for a mid-cocktail snack.
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