Boulevardier Riff (Fred Sarkis)

1 12 oz Bourbon, WL Weller
34 oz Cynar
34 oz Bonal Gentiane Quina
1 pn Salt (small amount)
2 ds Orange bitters
Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail glass
As of May 2011, cocktail is unnamed.
From other users
  • Very good. Nice complexity. More of a bitter Manhattan than a Boulevardier as it has none of the bright Campari flavors. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Used Salers and no salt — ☆☆☆☆
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happyrobot's picture

I flipped it and did 1.25 oz

I flipped it and did 1.25 oz each of Bonal and Cynar and then .50 oz bourbon for a lower-abv.

I've enjoyed both versions, but I think I like the flipped version better.