Monday, July 18, 2022


1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
After getting home from a Fourth of July party, I was in the mood for something to round out the night but perhaps with a lower ABV. One of the recipes in that category that I had bookmarked was Rafa Garcia Febles' 2014 riff on the Boulevardier called the Flâneur that was mostly fortified wine. The Bonal and Campari here have paired up well before in recipes like the Streets of San Miguel as well as my more recent The Great Silence, so I was definitely intrigued. In the glass, things began off with grape and Cognac's richness on the nose. Next, grape and tangy orange notes on the sip gave way to Cognac, herbal grape, and bitter orange flavors on the swallow.

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