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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, read more.

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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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