Tonight’s after dinner cocktail is a variation of the Boulevardier using a bourbon infused with fig, pear and vanilla bean. A Boulevardier is just a Negroni with bourbon substituted for the gin. Bourbon Negroni (Boulevardier variation) Ingredients: 2 oz infused bourbon (see below) 1 oz bitter orange digestif (Campari) 1 oz sweet vermouth (Antica) Orange peel or slice, for garnish Directions: Combine the infused bourbon, the digestif and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass. Stir for 90 seconds, and then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a slice of orange or orange peel. Infused Bourbon Ingredients: 4.5 cups bourbon 2 figs, seeded and sliced 2 pears, seeded and sliced 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped Directions: Combine the bourbon, figs, pears and vanilla bean seeds and pod in an airtight container. Let infuse in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks but no more than 3 weeks. Strain. **I suggest using a higher proof bourbon as the alcohol will pull the water from the fruit and reduce the proof.

Posted by TheTracerBullet at 2023-02-25 00:18:20 UTC