People often ask what drink I order when I’m out at a bar. When I answer, “rum on the rocks” or “gin and tonic” you can imagine the enthusiastic responses I receive . . . Well the truth is, if I do so happen to order a more sophisticated cocktail, it’s the Boulevardier. I have proof! A variation of the more popular Negroni, this prohibition-era charmer uses bourbon in place of gin. Complex, well balanced, and easy to drink, the Boulevardier represents everything I’m looking for in a cocktail. Oh, and if you two haven’t already met, please allow me the introduction.
- 1.5 oz bourbon
- 1 oz Carpano Antica (or other sweet vermouth)
- 1 oz Campari
- lemon twist for garnish
Add the bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Campari to your mixing glass. Fill your mixing glass with ice and stir for a full minute.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a freshly peeled twist of lemon.
Raise your glass and enjoy!
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