1 oz Bourbon
1⁄2 oz Campari
1⁄2 oz Apricot liqueur
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.


In thinking about the combination of apricot and Campari for a drink of the day at Loyal Nine, I selected whiskey as the base spirit, and the idea of crossing a Slope with a Boulevardier came to me.

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FRY 2016
Posted by yarm on 3/01/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Loyal Nine, Cambridge, MA
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  • Used 1.25 oz Evan Williams single barrel bourbon, 1 dash Bitter Truth aromatic bitters, otherwise same. Nice interplay between sweet and bitter. Rate 4.5 if I could.
  • Might try the dried out version mentioned in comments, but to spec the sweetness though foregrounded did not wear on me. Rewarding second level of complexity past the bittersweet. — ★★★★
  • Use 50/50 Punt e Mes and dry vermouth — ★★★★★
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Dan commented on 3/02/2021:

Really excellent. With Rothman and Winter, it was a touch sweet. Some dry vermouth yielded a warm, balanced and still rich cocktail. Defintely would make again.

Reduced Punt e Mes to 0.75 oz the second time around. Worked a bit better.