1 12 oz Rye
34 oz Sweet vermouth
34 oz Campari
1 ds Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole (optional)
1   Orange peel (optional, flamed, as garnish)
Stir, strain, rocks glass, no ice
Lord Hobo (Cambridge, MA) uses Mole bitters, a flamed orange swatch garnish and Vya sweet vermouth)
A modernized and refined Boulevardier.
From other users
  • Superb cocktail. Even without the garnish and bitters, an improvement over the Boulevardier. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • I like this one even better than the Boulevardier, the Mole bitters are a nice addition. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Substitute Elijah Craig 12-yr bourbon for the rye and add an extra dash of the bitters to get a "Left Hand Cocktail," per The PDT Cocktail Book. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • oooh — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Delicious! A keeper. Could be better than a Manhattan. But like a Negroni with Rye. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Really good; use a light touch on the mole bitters. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Good but i still prefer a boulevardier — ☆☆☆☆
  • A rye-oriented twist on Boulevardier. Doug Ford claim for a more alcoholic recipe: 2oz Rye, 1.oz Vermouth, 1.oz Campari — ☆☆☆☆
  • Lovely Manhattan / Left Hand variation. — ☆☆☆☆
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Absolutely great. Really

Absolutely great. Really shows of the Mole bitters (be careful to go easy as they are very strong). I still don't see the point of flaming orange peels, though, besides looking cool.

Try straining over one

Try straining over one big-ass cube, and then sprinkling a pinch of Maldon on its surface. A la the Little Giuseppe.

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The mole bitters addition

The mole bitters addition came from John Gertsen while at No 9, before Lord Hobo existed.

I was also pretty sure Venegas made this drink while at Bourbon and Branch, but I'll trust the link on that one.