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The dark interiors and moody lighting set the scene for long evenings spent sipping drams of the finest whiskies / ©Bertie’s Whisky Bar
Although many purists prefer their whisky neat, at Elite Traveler, we think it makes the perfect base for a cocktail – and Bertie’s clearly agrees. In addition to its extensive list of bottles, the bar also offers a short but sweet menu of carefully crafted whisky cocktails.
In case a trip over to Scotland isn’t on this year’s vacation lineup, we’re sharing the recipe for Bertie’s Whisky Bar’s signature Boulevardier cocktail. While this classic drink is similar to the crowd-pleasing negroni, switching out gin for whisky adds another level of flavor, creating a deep, warming drink that is perfect for a cold evening.
While Bertie’s is naturally a Scotch-driven bar (85% of its bottles are from its home country), for the Boulevardier, it uses JP Wiser’s 15 Year Old Canadian Rye Whisky to add the much needed spicy sweetness. Team that with powerful aromas of Antica Formula vermouth and the bitterness of Campari, and you’ve got a winning combination.
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- 1½ oz JP Wiser’s 15 Year Old Whisky
- ¾ oz Campari
- ¾ oz Antica Formula
- Orange Peel
Add all liquid ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir to chill. Pour into a short glass over ice and finish with a twist of orange.
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