June 28, 2020

Weekend Closer

Weekend Closer.

I was going to go for a Negroni, but it’s a bit chilly and rainy today but with moments of glorious sunshine. A Boulevardier is a perfect “warm-you-up” drink.

In fact, as I sat down to drink this, the sun came out and I’m looking forward to a spectacular sunset, and a great finish to a weekend.

Cocktail drinking and sunsets are notorious pals.

Weekend Closer

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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.