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Chocolate Pecan Home School Old Fashioned

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Last Updated on November 5, 2023 by Heather Wibbels

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Forced Home School

Let’s ip on dessert in a glass with this nutella pecan old fashioned. For this cocktail, I was thinking of something a little crazy with nutella and crushed toasted nuts on the rim of the glass, a little kitschy but fun!

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Forced Home School

Many people have some chocolate liqueur and a nut liqueur at home. Along with orange, those seem to be the most common items in liquor cabinets besides main spirits and bitters. I wanted to keep most of the recipes to items that people might actually have at home in case a trip to the liquor store isn’t possible. So, add in a little nutella, some toasted nuts from the pantry and you’ve got a really dessert-ish old fashioned.

To make this into a fancy mocktail that the kids will enjoy, just substitute chocolate milk or their favorite chocolate beverage for the liqueur and let them lick the nutella off the glass.

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Home School Old Fashioned

For this particular recipe, I used my favorite nut liqueur, Rivulet pecan liqueur and one of my favorite chocolates, Ballotin chocolate whiskey. Both are pantry staples at my cocktail pantry, but even if you have creme de cacao and Frangelico you are set. Trader Vic’s Macademia nut liqueur is also a fantastic substitution here as well. There are so many ways you could go with this if you’re combining chocolate and nuts, it’s up to you what you have in your pantry.

I didn’t have pecans in the pantry so had to make do with crushed toasted almonds, so we’re all having to do substitutions we didn’t think we were.

Check out the previous Quarantine Old Fashioned:

Wakey Wakey Breakfast Old Fashioned

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Home School Old Fashioned

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Get your kids helping with this quarantine old fashioned that features a combination of nut and chocolate flavors. They can help toast and crush the nuts you’ll be using to rim the glass. For the kids, omit the spirits and use chocolate milk instead of whiskey. 
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • ½ oz chocolate liqueur (I used Ballotin chocolate whiskey)
  • ½ oz hazelnut or pecan liqueur (I used Rivulet pecan liqueur
  • 2 dashes Chocolate bitters
  • Garnish: a bit of nutella, crushed toasted nuts, some chocolate shavings


  • Prepare the old fashioned glass by putting a healthy swipe of nutella on the outside rim of the glass, then crush the toasted nuts and add them to the outside of the rim. Combine the bourbon, chocolate liqueur, nut liqueur, and bitters in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir until well-chilled. Strain into the prepared glass filled with ice. Make sure to give the kids the non-alcoholic one.


To make a mocktail for the kids, prepare the glass as above, and fill with chocolate milk or their favorite chocolately beverage.
Keyword bourbon cocktail, chocolate, nut, nutella, old fashioned
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By on March 26th, 2020
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Heather Wibbels is a whiskey and cocktail author (Executive Bourbon Steward, no less) with a passion for cocktails. She loves researching and designing cocktails, drinking cocktails, and teaching cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location.

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