About this cocktail
In a tip of the hat to the Negroni, we’re honouring the number three. We’ve taken three classic cocktails that use three-ingredients that are mixed in three equal parts base spirit, bitters and vermouth, and partnered up with three local artisan producers for some good ol’ Aussie inspiration.
While the Negroni is undoubtedly the most famous of them all, the Old Pal and the Boulevardier offer intriguing alternatives for the palate that prefers a dryer (Old Pal) or sweeter (Boulevardier) version of the punchy Negroni.
Erskine Gwynne, editor of a Parisian monthly publication called ‘The Boulevardier’, invented the whisky lovers’ answer to the Negroni. The writer took his inspiration from a footnote in Harry McElhone’s famous Prohibition book, ‘Barflies and Cocktails’, published in 1927.
Our Boulevardier is made with uniquely Australian ingredients, Melbourne Moonshine, Maidenii and VEVE all produced in Melbourne and preferred by some of Australia’s best bartenders.