Thursday, January 30, 2014

On The Boulevard

If you saw this Wednesday's NYT article on the Bouulevardier cocktail, you may have been intrigued to try one.  If you haven't seen it, you should check it out here:

This cocktail is a variation on various whiskey-based cocktails which are part of my standard drinking menu.  The Manhattan is the most basic, then it spins out to variations like the Compass Rose or the Vieux Carre.

I tinkered with the Boulevardier a little, and this is one totally bomb-ass result:

The Brookline Boulevardier

Chill a cocktail glass with crushed ice.

In a mixing glass, over ice, combine:

1 oz Dad's Hat Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye
1 oz Jim Beam Signature Craft 12yr Bourbon
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
1/2 oz Aperol
2 dashes No. 11 Orange Bitters

Stir until well-chilled, at least 30 seconds. Empty your cocktail glass of crushed ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass over a slice of blood orange for garnish.

Substitute ingredients as necessary or get over to my place and I'll mix you one.