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Revolver cocktail

Revolver Cocktail

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Revolver cocktail is a spin on the Manhattan starring bourbon and Tia Maria coffee liqueur. Top it off with a flamed orange twist!


  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey (like Bulleit)
  • 1 ounce Tia Maria* (or other coffee liqueur like Kahlua or Sheridan’s)
  • 2 dashes orange bitters


  1. Combine the bourbon, Tia Maria and orange bitters in a mixing glass (or cocktail shaker) with a handful of ice. Stir until cold, then strain into cocktail glass.
  2. Express the orange peel onto the glass by squeezing it to release the oils. Or if desired, flame the orange peel (taking fire precautions as necessary!): Cut a piece of orange peel in a 2-inch circle. Hold the peel about 2 inches from the cocktail glass and warm it with a lit match. Then, quickly squeeze the peel to express the oils, causing it to flame briefly as the oil hits the glass.


*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons. The classic recipe has 1/2 ounce Tia Maria, but we prefer a stronger flavor at 1 ounce. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

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