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.
- 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
- Combine all ingredients except orange peel in a mixing glass with ice and stir.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add orange peel.
Makes 1 drink.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American