I don’t know how the weather is where you are but here in DC it’s been wacky. Some folks say we don’t have a fall, that we go straight from summer into winter. I can understand that sentiment. A few weeks ago our temperature started cooling off and you could almost feel the leaves changing. Then, last week, BAM! It was in the 80′s, humid and disgusting. (Full disclosure, I hate heat and love fall/winter.)
This week, we started getting back to “normal.” Morning & night temps in the 50s/60s and no humidity. Ahhhhh! Now if we can get a few degrees colder I’ll be in heaven.
But with these weird temps and weather patterns the question arises of what to drink. It’s October so it feels like a brown, bitter & stirred drink seems appropriate. However, the temperature can make it feel like the only thing you should be drinking is something with rum in a tiki mug. So what to do?
In these situations I’ve found the perfect bridge beverage. Granted, this is completely and highly subjective but I wanted to share anyway. Here you go:
1oz sweet vermouth
-Stir with ice and garnish with lemon peel.
If the recipe looks familiar it should as this is essentially a bourbon-based negroni. It has the same cool-down properties a well made negroni has yet has that depth of flavor and warmth that only an aged spirit can bring to the party.
Give the Boulevardier a try and let us what you think.