I’m officially saying goodbye to old man winter with a “get the hell out of here” toast with this Boulevardier, a classic whisky twist on the Negroni, perfect for the occasion. Goodbye you grouchy old beast. It’s you not me, it’s you. We just really haven’t gotten along this year. Honestly, you haven’t gotten along with the entire country (I’m looking at you Boston). So tonight, I’m giving you one last hooyah and snuggling up with a big heavy comfort food dinner and a few Boulevardiers. Cheers Winter, be nicer next year.
Side Note: One of my favorite Dallas restaurants is named after the Boulevardier for an obvious reason, they make a damn good one. An order of their amazingly fresh oysters plus a namesake cocktail and you are set for the evening.
A cousin of the Negroni, the Boulevardier subs in rye whisky for gin and creates a delicious comforting cocktail.
- 1 ounce rye whiskey
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- Orange twist
In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, combine whiskey, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Shake for 30 seconds. Fill an Old Fashioned glass with ice (or use a martini glass without ice). Strain and pour the cocktail over the ice. Garnish with an orange twist and serve.
by Meredith Steele