Transitions! Who’s feeling it? Fall is coming, school has started (or is starting if you live in a more civilized part of the world), and we’re selling our house… We've finally had a break from the heatwave here, and I have been enjoying the last few overcast days. I had to take full advantage of the sweater weather and pull out this beautiful cable knit that my mom made for me.
Honestly, today just felt like a Boulevardier kind of day. For some reason Bourbon always packs a little more of a punch for me, and this drink means serious business. A Boulevardier is essentially the Negroni's bad ass cousin. It was created in the 1920's by American-in-Paris, Erskine Gwynne, and named after the magazine he founded. A Boulevardier is defined as one who frequents the Parisienne boulevards by Merriam-Webster, and if one of these doesn't make you feel fancy-as-fuck then I don't know what will.
Boulevardier (adapted from liquor.com)
1 1/4 oz. Heaven Hill Kentucky Bourbon
1 oz. Otto's Athens Vermouth
1 oz. Campari
Dehydrated orange slice
Pour everything into a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Pour into a low ball glass and garnish with orange slice.