Being “Blue Monday” today, I was gonna have one of those, but because my day was anything but blue I thought I’d head for familiar ground. I’ve gone for a Boulevardier, which is like a Negroni, but bourbon based.
How To Make: Boulevardier
- 35ml of bourbon
- 35ml of Campari
- 50ml of sweet vermouth
- A dash of Angostura
- Garnish with orange rind
- Preferred glass would be a cocktail glass
The Boulevardier is the type of cocktail to go for when you can't make up your mind between a Negroni, or a Manhattan. My two favourite cocktails.
I make this with a little more sweet vermouth than most recipes suggest.
Stir the spirits together with ice in a glass mixing jug. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Use a citrus stripper to peel a rind of orange, but do this over the glass so that the oils from the skin coat the surface of the drink. Drape the rind over the edge of the glass.
Admire it's beauty. Then, straight up, smash it.