It's almost 5 o'clock (hooray), and I'm (SO) ready to toast the arrival of the weekend.
Today I'm pairing my "TGIF!" with a Boulevardier cocktail. This cocktail dates back to the 1920s. Harry McElhone, owner of the New York Bar in Paris, is credited with its creation. It was included in McElhone's book Barflies and Cocktails, published in 1927. The Boulevardier takes its name from a Parisian literary magazine.
Earlier this summer, I finally got around to trying a Negroni, but, try as I might, I'm just not a gin girl. Enter the Boulevardier. It's the darker, more robust cousin to the Negroni and swaps the gin with bourbon. And, while a Negroni might be the quintessential summertime drink, the more complex flavors of the bourbon-based Boulevardier make it the ideal cocktail to transition into the cooler autumn months, which are right around the corner.