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Devon Tarby Pop Quiz Bourbon Heritage Month

An Old Fashioned variation with cola notes and spice.

In 2010 Devon Tarby was challenged by a regular at her bar to come up with a cocktail that used chocolate mole bitters. Her answer? The Pop Quiz, an Old Fashioned variation bolstered by Ramazzotti, with mole bitters complementing the amaro’s cinnamon and cola notes.


  • 2 oz. bourbon (Tarby uses Elijah Craig Small Batch)
  • 1/2 oz. Ramazzotti
  • 1 tsp. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes mole bitters (Tarby uses Bittermens Xocolatl mole bitters⁠)
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:1 orange twist⁠


Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into an Old Fashioned glass over 1 large ice cube. Express the orange twist over the drink, then gently rub it around the rim of the glass and place it into the drink.

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