It’s getting cold outside, which means throwing back Natty’s to keep cool is no longer something that should be in your weekly routine. Honestly, if you’re over the age of 25 throwing back Natty’s shouldn’t be in your routine anyways, so let’s use the turn of the weather to spark a turn in your drinking habits. The reason for Boulevardier in particular? Fall is the time of year where our drinks should be changing to something that warms us up rather than cool us down and this strong whiskey drink will keep you cozy af during the season. Plus, you’re an adult now and it’s time to start drinking like one.
Why you care
Essentially a sibling to a Negroni, the Boulevardier is a sturdy and complex drink. Like you, it’s simple but the presentation and taste demonstrate sophistication and originality. The three simple and common ingredients are pretty hard to fuck up by even the most amateur bartenders, which means you can count on getting this just about anywhere you go.
A bro named Harry McElhone originally created The Boulevardier for Erskine Gwynne at McElhone’s bar in Paris called Harry’s New York Bar. Both McElhone and Gwynne were American expatriates living in Paris. At the time, Gwynne was the editor of a magazine called The Boulevardier, hence the name. Congratulations, you now have a story on tap for the next social situation you’re in that requires you to know about things other than college football and Game of Thrones.
- 1 oz. Campari
- 1 oz. Sweet vermouth
- 2 oz. Wyoming Rye Whiskey
- Orange twist to garnish
On the rocks or up.
The whiskey adds a deep and warming complexity and the Campari adds a zing to the drink that is perfect for the coming winter months.