Revolver cocktail

Revolver Cocktail Recipe

The Revolver: A Spirited Fusion of Whiskey and Coffee
Born in the early 2000s in San Francisco, the Revolver is a modern classic that jazzes up the timeless Manhattan with a shot of coffee liqueur. Created by bartender Jon Santer, the cocktail first made waves at Bruno’s before becoming a staple at the renowned Bourbon & Branch bar.
Unlocking the Original Revolver
The cocktail was originally crafted with Bulleit bourbon, known for its rye-heavy spiciness. While you can use any quality bourbon, sticking with Bulleit pays homage to the drink's roots.
The Secret Sauce: Flaming Orange Peel
What sets the Revolver apart is its flamed orange peel garnish, adding a warm, citrusy aroma. Don't worry, you don't need to be a pyrotechnic expert. Just strike a match and hold it close to the drink's surface. Squeeze a strip of orange peel, skin side facing the flame, to release its oils through the flame and onto the drink. It's a simple yet impressive flourish that adds both flair and flavor.
Pro Tip: The Revolver appeals to fans of both classic whiskey cocktails and coffee-based drinks. It's a versatile option that can be served at dinner parties, whiskey tastings, or whenever you're in the mood for something a little adventurous.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?


  • flamed orange peel

Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Add the bourbon, coffee liqueur, and orange bitters to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until well-chilled.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Flame an orange peel over the drink to express its oils, then garnish with the peel.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0.01g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 7g | Iron: 0.02mg

Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail, Drinks
Keyword cocktail, drink