Revolver
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Revolver
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
Praised by Jeffrey Morgenthaler in his infamous book. Praised by Jeffrey Morgenthaler in his infamous book.
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Base ingredient
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Bourbon
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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33.75% | 2.7 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Revolver cocktail is a cunning combination of bourbon and coffee liqueur, intensified by a dash of orange bitters. The presence of sugar syrup softens the robust profile, marrying the rich and the sweet into a sophisticated, modern classic tailormade for late-night musings.

Method
How to make a Revolver

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice for about thirty seconds
Strain into a chilled glass
Garnish with a strip of orange peel after expressing its oils over the drink, and serve
~ The original suggests a Nick & Nora glass, but a martini glass will work if you don’t have one. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Revolver cocktail to ensure the best flavor?

To properly stir the Revolver cocktail, fill a mixing glass with ice, add the bourbon, coffee liqueur, sugar syrup, and a dash of orange bitters. Use a long spoon to stir the mixture gently but thoroughly for about 30 to 45 seconds. This integrates the ingredients well without diluting the drink too much or over-chilling it, allowing the flavors to meld perfectly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Revolver cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The Revolver cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to keep it at the perfect temperature. Optionally, you can express (squeeze) an orange peel over the drink to add a fresh zest of orange oil to the surface, enhancing the aroma and slightly altering the flavor profile. This provides a delightful sensory experience that complements the cocktail's coffee and bourbon flavors.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of bourbon in the Revolver cocktail?

Yes, you can use any type of bourbon in the Revolver cocktail, but for the best taste, it's recommended to use a bourbon that you enjoy on its own. A bourbon with a balanced flavor profile, not too sweet or too smoky, typically works well in this cocktail, allowing the coffee liqueur and orange bitters to shine through without overpowering them.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Revolver cocktail to suit my taste?

To customize the Revolver cocktail, consider adjusting the amount of coffee liqueur to make it sweeter or less sweet, depending on your preference. You can also experiment with different brands or types of coffee liqueur or bourbon to find the combination that best suits your taste. Additionally, trying different types of orange bitters or adding a small amount of vanilla syrup can offer a new twist on the classic recipe.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Revolver compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 33.75%, the Revolver cocktail is on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For example, it's stronger than a classic Margarita (around 26% alcohol) but slightly less potent than a traditional Martini (around 32% to 38% alcohol, depending on the recipe). This makes the Revolver a moderately strong choice, ideal for sipping slowly to enjoy its complex flavors.

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