This cocktail was inspired by Cafe de Olla, a Mexican coffee drink flavored with cinnamon and orange and sometimes chocolate. The goal was to evoke these flavors and enhance them with some spice notes, provided by Ancho Reyes and a reposado tequila. Together, these flavors combine into more than the sum of their parts as you come to taste notes of chocolate even though there is no chocolate in the drink, as well as coffee and orange. The drink is smooth, subtly sweet, and mildly spicy.
Combine cinnamon simple syrup, angostura bitters, orange bitters, dry curaçao, ancho reyes, tequila, and Mr Black in a cocktail stirring glass.
Add ice to stirring glass
Stir for 15-20 seconds to chill and dilute
Strain into rocks glass with one large ice cube
Express orange twist over the cocktail and around the rim and garnish the cocktail with the twist