Chocolate Fig Old Fashioned

December 5, 2019


Cozy sweaters, baking spices, and figs are my favorite things about fall! I recently discovered that chocolate-dipped figs are simply heaven and have been eating them nonstop. The Chocolate Fig Old Fashioned is this little indulgence in cocktail form mixed with a fresh fig syrup, creme de cacao, and the essential Old Fashioned ingredient: Angostura aromatic bitters. The baking spice notes of Angostura bitters perfectly pair with the jammy flavor of figs.


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/4 oz creme de cacao
  • 1/4 oz fig syrup (recipe below)
  • 3 dashes @angosturahouse aromatic bitters
  • orange peel
  • garnish: chocolate covered fig, orange peel

In a glass, add a large cube of ice. Add all ingredients and stir. Twist orange over glass to release oils and discard. Garnish with chocolate covered fig ( I dipped figs into dark chocolate & then rolled them in crushed pistachios)



  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup figs, chopped


Add water and sugar into a sauce pan over medium heat. Once sugar is melted, add figs and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and muddle figs. Let infuse for 1 hour. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a jar. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

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  • Reply Doug E. November 28, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Awesome, imaginative, and satisfying. I was looking all over for a Thanksgiving drink that didn’t force me into the “holiday” season quite yet. I love the balance of the chocolate and fig (just feels like autumn) while staying true to the old fashioned (bourbon forward!!). I used slightly less fig syrup the second time around so I could enjoy the Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon I used.

    • Reply Ashley Rose December 8, 2020 at 7:51 pm

      Ha! I totally feel you into easing into the holidays, cocktails included. Plenty of time for copious amounts of eggnog and cranberry drinks ahead. Yes, the chocolate, jammy balance of the flavors is what I loved about this drink too. Glad you enjoyed it. cheers!

  • Reply Morgan July 13, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Hello Ashley !

    quick question : do you use dark or white creme de cacao ?
    Looks delicious btw !


    • Reply Ashley Rose July 20, 2022 at 6:05 pm

      Hello hello! I use just creme de cacao from Tempus Fugit Spirits Creme De Cacao, it’s less sweet and more of a real chocolate flavor, there is not white or dark variations for them. I think light and dark creme de cacao can be used interchangeably flavor wise, but the dark version will effect the color drink. Hope that helped. Cheers!

  • Reply Hallie Keneda December 21, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Can I use either dried figs or fig preserves to make the simple syrup since figs aren’t in season

    • Reply Ashley Rose December 22, 2023 at 6:10 pm

      YES definitely! It will yield a differeent flavor, so I’d play around with it a bit!

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