I feel like we say this about so many cocktails, but one of our favorite cocktails is the Boulevardier. It is a riff on the Negroni allegedly created in Paris by American expat Erskine Gwynne who published a magazine called The Boulevardier.
The Traditional recipe calls for equal parts of Bourbon, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth. More contemporary versions tend to be more spirit forward. We usually build this cocktail in the serving glass which dirties fewer dishes and accordingly adds to the charm of this bitter classic. Of course it batches well and can be built in a pitcher if you are having a gathering.
Our bourbon of choice for this cocktail is Old Forester Signature. This 100 proof bottled in bond bourbon is a staple from Brown Forman and has a permanent place on our bar.
2 oz of Old Fo Signature Bourbon
1 oz of Antica vermouth
0.5 oz of Campari
Orange peel garnish
Add all ingredients to a rocks glass with ice. Stir to combine and chill. Twist orange peel over surface of the cocktail to express citrus oils. Add peel to glass and enjoy!