Jon Santer, Bourbon & Branch | San Francisco, CA

Revolver Coffee Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Many bartenders were excited by the arrival of Bulleit Bourbon on the market, Jon Santer included. He created this simple spin on a Manhattan in 2004 when working at Bruno’s in San Francisco, and later took the drink to Bourbon & Branch. There, the theatrics of the flamed orange twist caused customers to order it again and again, making the drink famous in quick order.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces bourbon, preferably Bulleit
  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Garnish: flamed orange twist

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a flamed orange twist.
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