Savory Spice’s Chocolate Old Fashioned and Brussels & Black Garlic Gratin will rock your Turkey Day

Anyone can bring mashed potatoes or sweet yams to a Thanksgiving gathering.

But what about a chocolate take on an Old Fashioned? Or Brussels sprouts that are to die for?

Here’s a couple of recipes from our friends at Savory Spice that’ll make you hero at Thursday’s big meal:

Chocolate Old Fashioned:


  • 1 to 2 tsp. Black Onyx Chocolate Sugar*
  • 2 to 3 splashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 brandied or Maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 oz. whiskey (preferably rye)
  • ice cubes
  • orange twist

Notes: *Use sugar to taste; 1 tsp. yields a more whiskey forward drink and 2 tsp. will be sweeter and a bit more chocolaty.


Place chocolate sugar, bitters and 1 of the cherries in a chilled highball cocktail glass and muddle together with the

handle of a wooden spoon. Add orange juice, whiskey and a few ice cubes. Give it a stir and garnish with an orange twist.

Yields: 1 cocktail

Brussels & Black Garlic Gratin:



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a small baking dish and set aside. Cook the Brussels sprouts in salted boiling water for 7 to 9 min. or until they’re tender. Drain and toss Brussels with Salt & Pepper Tableside; transfer to the greased baking dish. Whisk together cream, 2 cloves minced Black Garlic, Urfa, and Gruyere cheese. Pour mixture over Brussels. Mix together bread crumbs and Parmesan and evenly distribute over the Brussels and cream mixture. Scatter butter and remaining 2 cloves minced Black Garlic over bread crumbs. Bake for 25 to 35 min. until everything is heated through and bubbly. Serve right away.

Yields: 2 to 4 servings