Negroni Week- The Boulevardier

June 3, 2015

Negroni Week is celebrated every year with much excitement and buzz. The Negroni is a beautiful and vibrant, yet bitter drink that has captured the hearts the world over, although, it is one of those drinks that you either love or, well, you don’t!

Craft & Cocktails: Negroni Week The BoulevardierRestaurants and bars both nationally and internationally have curtailed their menus this week to show case this scarlet sipper. Negroni Week is not an excuse to have a week long booze bender fueled by Campari (as it might appear based on the red hued drink flooding our feeds) it is for a good cause, or rather, causes.

Craft & Cocktails: Negroni Week The Boulevardier

Craft & Cocktails: Negroni Week The BoulevardierRestaurants, bars, and partners are donating a portion of the proceeds of the countless Negroni’s and specials consumed this week to charities of their choice. Now that’s something I’ll drink to!

Craft & Cocktails: Negroni Week The BoulevardierIn the past few years, Negroni’s have landed a permanent spot on many a menu. There are a numerous variations of this classic and even Campari soaked desserts, but the Boulevardier has to be my favorite interpretation! In place of the gin, bourbon is swapped in for a slightly different flavor profile and added richness. The bourbon contributes some sweetness to an otherwise intense cocktail.

Craft & Cocktails: Negroni Week The BoulevardierIf the Negroni and Manhattan got together over drinks one night and had a love child, you’d have the Boulevardier! This drink is the best of both worlds- bitter, sweet, with notes of citrus  It’s great for keeping warm in chilly night, which seem to be every day recently here in San Francisco!

Craft & Cocktails: Negroni Week The BoulevardierIngredients

In a mixing glass, add all ingredients and ice. Stir with a bar spoon. Strain into a fresh glass with ice. Garnish with orange peel.

Craft & Cocktails: Negroni Week The BoulevardierNow get out there and drink for a cause!



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  • Reply Chris June 4, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Can’t get enough Negroni time! Ever since Erin and I went to Italy, I’ve had a taste for Campari and Aperol. Thanks for the great idea on a variant!

  • Reply { Welcome to The } Jungle Bird – Craft and Cocktails August 5, 2015 at 5:01 am

    […] In lieu of a plain simple syrup, I made one with orange peels. It adds another bitter component while giving the cocktail a citrusy sweet flavor that hits all the right notes. I like to dry out the left over orange peels to use for a cocktail garnishes (like for a Boulevardier!) […]

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    • Reply Ashley Rose October 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm

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