Bourbon Coffee Cocktail Recipe, The Revolver

Bourbon Coffee Cocktail Recipe, The Revolver

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As the doldrums of winter really established in, you need a cocktail that’ll give you a bit of a jolt — an eye-opener, if you will. The Revolver is just that. The modern typical — it was devised in the early aughts in the San Francisco bar scene — is a blend of bourbon and coffee liqueur. It’s sort of… the Manhattan’s response to the espresso martini, but a small much more down-and-filthy however by some means also a tad a lot more refined.

The complete vibe of the Revolver is to emphasize some great bourbon with a thick layer of caffeine-hefty espresso liqueur that is all countered by orange. I appreciate the mix but, in the past, I’ve located the last merchandise a minimal coarse. I like to incorporate some chocolate bitters to the mix to balance out the bitterness of the espresso liqueur and bring a lot more roasted depth to the orange facets. Which is the recipe I’ll be utilizing down below (so this is technically an Uproxx riff on the common version).

Alright, let us get suitable to it and stir up a tasty, eye-opening cocktail to defeat people winter blues.

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The Revolver

Zach Johnston


  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • .5 oz. coffee liqueur
  • 2 dashes of Chocolate Bitters
  • 2 dashes of Orange Bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange peel

I’m employing Weller Antique 107, which is devised as a fantastic cocktail bourbon (certainly, I know it is allotted and really hard to locate for MSRP outdoors of particular marketplaces). The increased evidence adds a great chunk to the cocktail with a perception of dried woody chili peppers and deep roasted cacao emerging by means of the mix. If you don’t have Weller Antique 107 on hand, I’d suggest Wild Turkey Rare Breed or Michter’s Modest Batch Bourbon in its place. The critical is to use a pretty excellent good quality bourbon.

The relaxation is all simply findable at any great liquor retail store.

Revolver Cocktail
Zach Johnston

What You will Have to have:

  • Coupe, Nick and Nora, or cocktail glass (pre-chilled)
  • Mixing glass/jug
  • Julep cocktail strainer
  • Barspoon
  • Jigger
  • Peeler
Revolver Cocktail
Zach Johnston


  • Prechill the glass in the freezer.
  • Insert the bourbon, coffee liqueur, bitters, and ice to a mixing glass/jug. Stir for about 20 seconds or till the outdoors of the glass is ice-cold to contact.
  • Fetch the glass from the freezer and strain the cocktail into it.
  • Convey the oils from the orange peel in excess of the cocktail and rub the peel all-around the rim of the bowl and stem. Serve.

Bottom Line:

Revolver Cocktail
Zach Johnston

This widens your eyes from the very first sip to the very last. The orange and dim chocolate dominate at initial but then a deep and dim pink chili pepper which is woody and dry really pops on the palate. There’s a light perception of burnt toffee and a fleeting be aware of singed cherry bark as effectively. This is a dim and advanced cocktail with a great kick.

The complete leaves you with that dim chocolate orange come to feel which is pretty wintry subsequent to a perception that you just took a shot of espresso kissed with bourbon.