37 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We asked Jeremy Bohrer, mixologist, self-proclaimed bar geek and owner of Still, the retail space for elevating your ethanol, to offer up the perfect fall cocktail. The result is an artisanal play on one of his favorite drinks, The Boulevardier, created in 1927 by Harry McElhone, the founder and proprietor of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. The tasty concoction, found in the epilogue of McElhone’s book Barflies and Cocktails, was inspired by regular customer, Erskine Gwynne, a wealthy young American lad who flitted off to Paris to start a literary magazine, which was of course, titled The Boulevardier. Jeremy’s take on it includes a little cranberry shrub to infuse an aromatic fall/winter vibe and Bittermen’s Orange Cream Citrate to finish it off with a bit of acid. Cheers and without further ado…
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
3/4 ounces Shrub & Co. Cranberry Shrub
1/2 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
2 - 4 drops Bittermen’s Orange Cream Citrate
For garnish - orange peel and cocktail cranberries
Build ingredients in a chilled mixing glass. Add ice. Stir until cold. Strain into double old fashioned glass with fresh ice. Garnish. Enjoy.