from The Newfoundland & Labrador Cocktail Book
A classic and a simple twist on a Negroni to create a lovely fall and winter version. We did wonder about changing the name as the Boulevardier is technically for the bourbon version and we use Aquavit. But I do love the idea of the decadent boulevardier strolling through the streets of Paris or Montreal and stopping at every café. The Aquavit sits surprisingly well with the bitter flavours.
1 oz Aquavit
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes of Sweet Gale & Wild Rose Bitters
Orange peel, thin strip
Glass: big, solid rocks glass or tumbler
Add all ingredients to ice in a cocktail shaker and stir. Place large ice cube in a tumbler and strain drink into it. Top with bitters. Singe orange peel, then give a gentle squeeze of the edges over the drink to release the oils. Pop it into the drink, sit back, and enjoy.
This immediately makes me think of Neil Young and his classic album Harvest Moon. A fantastic sipping cocktail with surprising complexity of flavours, thanks in part to the mint, honey syrup, and – the real clincher – the bakeapple jam. And there’s something wonderful about a mint leaf floating on top of a cocktail – I always eat it. As the name suggests, this is a fall drink, but it stands up to every season with a surprising mix of lightness and warmth.
5 mint leaves
¼ oz honey simple syrup
2 oz Gunpowder & Rose Rum
½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
½ tsp bakeapple jam
1-2 dashes of Sweet Gale & Wild Rose Bitters
Fresh mint leaves, bakeapple berry, or a bit of jam for garnish
Glass: your fancy coupe, or anything with a stem
Put mint and syrup in cocktail shaker. Muddle mint gently. Fill shaker with ice. Add rum, juice, and jam. Shake for 15 to 20 seconds. Strain into your chilled glass. Drop in bitters and garnish.
Nada’s Tips & Tricks: Summer may be over, but we still want to enjoy a cocktail or two this fall. These are great additions to your repertoire and accompany a lovely charcuterie board and lots of laughs. Cheers!
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