Chocolate Firestouter

HA! Apologies for the daft name, it’s just seemed to work (thanks to @kath_hartley).

This is a nice, well balanced and spicy cocktail – super simple to make and lots of fun to drink! You can mess about with the chilli of course, I’d like to try it with some chipotle or perhaps something superfruity like habanero.

I’m a big fan of Compass box and their interesting take on blending whisky and the orangerie is really interesting being pretty much a proper blended whisky at 40% with the addition of loads of Orange zest. It makes it really quite a dry spirit rather than syrupy so it’s great to balance out the sweetish stout and coffee liqueur.


  • 1oz Kahlua
  • 1oz Compass Box Orangerie Whisky
  • 4oz Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout or Thornbridge St Petersburg
  • 2 slices of medium hot chilli
  • Dash of Fee Brothers Chocolate bitters
  • 1 Chilli for garnish

Method: Mix spirits first, then beer to prevent too much frothing! Shake ingredients with ice, fine strain into a martini glass, garnish with fresh chilli. EASY!