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Bourbon and Branch's Revolver Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Revolver

On paper — specifically, the menu at San Francisco speakeasy Bourbon and Branch — the combination of bourbon, orange bitters, and coffee liqueur sounds a bit strange. But one sip and it all makes sense. I suggest you broaden your understanding and do the same.

If you're partial to bourbon, as I have been lately, or spiked coffee drinks, or orange-flavored dark chocolate desserts, then you'll love the Revolver. It somehow hints at all three concepts while tasting absolutely novel. To get the recipe,


The bar uses Bulleit Bourbon, but I had Maker's Mark on hand, and it works just fine.

Revolver Cocktail

Revolver Cocktail

Recipe For Bourbon and Branch's Revolver Cocktail


2 ounces bourbon (recommended: Bulleit)
1/2 ounce Tia Maria coffee liqueur
2 to 3 dashes orange bitters (recommended: Fee Brothers)
Orange peel for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients except orange peel in a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add orange peel.

Makes 1 drink.

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