No matter what ingredients I have in stock I can always find a great cocktail recipe in Robert Simonson’s 3 Ingredient Cocktails. I think I’ve said this before, but I’m bad at being prepared. So when my husband started demanding I make cocktails during a dinner party a couple of weeks ago this little book came to the rescue, again.
The Revolver, a dark liquor cocktail with a hint of coffee was the perfect after dinner drink. I was very excited to be able to use the bottle of Mr. Black, a cold brew coffee liqueur from Australia, that has been sitting on my bar for a while. I also realized that we need to stock a cocktail bourbon, because the Booker’s that I like to use is rocket fuel and will fuck you up.
Revolver (Jon Santer, 2004)
2 oz. Bullet bourbon
1/2 oz. coffee liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
orange twist for garnish
Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir until chilled (no longer than 30 seconds or you’ll dilute your drink). Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a flamed orange twist.
How to do a flamed orange twist? I’ve never succeeded but, here it is. Using a silver dollar sized piece of orange rind, warm the skin with a match. Hold the match over the drink and squeeze the warmed peel in the direction of the match. The oils should briefly catch on fire.
Feel free to pass on mixing alcohol and open flames, I do. If you enjoyed this recipe I highly recommend picking up a copy of 3 Ingredient Cocktails.