Recipe and Photo by Karl Neubauer, Head Distiller at Hollerhorn
Negronis and all of their creative variations are some of the most delicious cocktails ever concocted! Whether you are a Gin Fanatic or a Rye Whiskey Freak, there are variations that should appeal to your taste buds. The use of Campari and Vermouth are essential, however, those can be pushed and pulled in exciting ways with substitutions. As a lover of herbal and bitter amaro and liqueur, the Negroni variations always appeal to me. When I found out my good friend Stephen Osborne at Stoutridge Winery and Distillery was creating fantastic herbal liqueurs in the Hudson Valley, I had to get my hands on them and begin experimenting! I named this Boulevardier variation “Flâneur” because it translates to “Lounger” or “Loafer” which seems perfectly fitting to do with one of these in your hands. This is a play on “The Boulevardier” – a Negroni with Rye whiskey used in place of Gin, combined with Campari and Sweet Vermouth. The original recipe dates back to 1927 and was invented by Erskine Gwynne. Cheers!
- 1 1/2 oz “Sherrybomb” McKenzie Rye Whiskey(aged in Hazlitt/Widmer Wine Sherry casks)
- 1 oz Stoutridge “Incazzato” Bitters Liqueur
- 1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
- Orange peel for garnish
- Build this right in a rocks glass. Begin with a large cube.
- Add 1 1/2 oz Sherrybomb Rye Whiskey.
- Add 1 oz Stoutridge Incazzato.
- Add 1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth Orange peel for garnish
- Carefully peel an orange without cutting into the white pith, and express over the glass, making sure to rub the peel around the entire rim of your glass.
- Place orange peel in the glass and stir contents.