Chances are that if you’re reading this, you love (or at least like!) cocktails. There’s also a good chance that you have a favorite cocktail—the one that is your go-to when you’re at a bar, your can’t-fail drink. It’s the one that hits the spot every time, no matter your mood or the season or the company. You know it’s make-up by heart; it’s written somewhere in your mind, easy to recall like a great memory. It both excites you and soothes you when it’s presented to you across the bar.
For me, a boulevardier is one of those drinks. Equal parts rye, Campari and sweet vermouth, it’s an incredibly comforting drink and as enjoyable on a hot summer day as it is curled up by the fire on a cold winter night. It’s pretty hard to mess up, and I almost always have the ingredients on hand.
If you haven’t had one before, give it a whirl in your home bar or the next time you’re out drinking and nothing on the cocktail menu is really speaking to you. I hope you love it as much as I do!
makes 2 cocktails
- 2 oz rye whiskey
- 2 oz Campari
- 2 oz sweet vermouth
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold, about 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange peel.
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