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Making Chocolate Infused Whisey - pouring whiskey into a jar with cacao nibs, bottle of Michters Whiskey in the background

DIY chocolate-infused whiskey

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Dress up your favorite whiskey with dark chocolate notes in this effortless DIY chocolate-infused whiskey. Easy to make in just 3 days with minimal prep and a short strain, it’s a great infusion for Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, Mint Juleps, Whiskey Sours and all your whiskey favorites.
5 from 6 votes
Servings 6


  • 12 oz bourbon 90-95 proof
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • Optional: add 1 oz simple syrup


  • Add the whiskey and cacao nibs to a mason jar and seal.
  • Let the nibs infuse in a cool, dark place for at least 48 hours and up to 1 week. Each day, agitate the infusion and start checking flavor after 48 hours.
  • Once you love the flavor, strain through a metal sieve and store it in a clean glass jar. If you prefer a sweeter chocolate-infused whiskey, add 1 oz of simple syrup to the jar and store it in the fridge.
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