You guys, Katie just informed me that she had her first-ever old-fashioned. My first reaction was how have you kept this secret from me for all these years, quickly followed by please, did you love it? Duh, of course she loved it! Those things are delicious!
The old-fashioned has a bit of a tough guy reputation. It's no neat scotch, but it's worlds away from a cosmo. Maybe it's Don Draper's influence (that's why we're all drinking these in 2015, right?) or maybe it's just because it's a whiskey drink, but come on, y'all, that reputation is downright silly. Exhibit A: it literally contains added sugar. Exhibit B: it contains not one, but two kinds of fruit. It's fun, indulgent, and Don Draper should have been a whole lot perkier because he consumed a lot of sugar.
In celebration of Katie's new favorite cocktail, and just in time for bourbon ball season, we present dark chocolate truffles inspired by the old-fashioned. They're powerfully chocolatey and hopelessly rich with just enough of a whiskey and fruit kick. And though truffles don't really need any extra help, adding bourbon really never hurt anyone.