Whiskey Wednesday: The Revolver

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Admit it. The only thing that can make a warm cup of coffee even better is a quick dash of Lost Republic. No need to be ashamed. There are just those days when you need an extra kick of liquid courage to get you up and moving. Plus, the bold taste of whiskey really rounds out the rich coffee flavor. Luckily for you, there is a cocktail that puts a reverse spin on the good ‘ol coffee and bourbon trick with the bold punch of bourbon up front, completed with the ever-satisfying coffee flavor – The Revolver.


Introduced by San Francisco bartender Jon Santer around 2003, the Revolver bolsters bourbons unique taste and strengths. This savory cocktail is buffered by a dose of rich coffee liqueur and accented with orange bitters. The original cocktail was made with popular Jamaican coffee liqueur, Tia Maria, however, this tasty cocktail is worth trying with other coffee liqueurs. We recommend mixing some Lost Republic bourbon with Firelit, another Bay Area-made liqueur that is flavored with Blue Bottle Coffee. Or you could stick with the oldie but goodie and mix up your brown water with some rum-based Mexican Kahlua. Regardless of the coffee liqueur you choose, the Revolver will not disappoint.


2 oz. Lost Republic bourbon

½ oz. coffee liqueur

2 dashes orange bitters

Orange peel for garnish

Combine the bourbon, coffee liqueur, and orange bitters in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir the mixture until chilled. Then strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with an orange peel, and drink up!
Cheers, Pioneers!