The challenge is actually pretty simple. I DEFINITELY prefer whiskey to all other spirits but there is something about the Negroni that I love.
Perhaps its the bitterness.
Perhaps its the intensity.
Perhaps its simply the gin.
Whatever the reason, I forgot that I had discovered a happy marriage between the two…The Boulevardier.
Simple history really. Someone probably wondered what a “bourbon” Negroni tasted like so the man subbed whiskey for the gin in a Negroni and came up with a name that history says matched the periodical he wrote for, The Boulevardier.
Classically (although not quite 100 years old) it is served over ice, in an old fashioned glass. I like mine in a chilled coupe-style glass.
1 part bourbon (rye OK too)
1 part Campari
1 part Sweet Vermouth
Mix in pint glass with lots of ice and stir for approx 90 seconds. Strain into coupe-style glass and serve with a lemon slice.