Monday, February 27, 2017
Sunset Cocktail: Revolver on National Kahlua Day
2 oz Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
1/2 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
2 dashes Scrappy's Orange Bitters
Stir everything with ice and strain into a chilled Cocktail Glass. Garnish with an Orange peel.
Today, February 27th, on our Sunset Cocktails Calendar is National Kahlua Day, so Happy, um, National Kahlua Day, I guess. Does this feel like a national observance for a brand made by the brand itself? Fuckit, there are plenty of wicked nice Kahlua drinks and I don't need an arm twist to make one.
I could have made a Black/White/Orange Russian (I don't think Red Russians have Coffee Liqueur) but I think I already mentioned that I don't really like them when I made the Orange Russian. I do, however, love bourbon so this seemed like a good idea. I was surprised that the Orange Bitters and peel didn't conflict with the Coffee Liqueur making it more like that fucking Tootsie Roll shot/Orange Russian. They actually complimented each other very well adding a full, citrus sweetness to the bourbon with an added richness from the Kahlua.