There are many cocktails, where by if you change the liquor, it becomes an entirely different drink [duh] and has a different name. Case in point, the Boulevardier. Swap out the bourbon for gin and it becomes a Negroni. Both classic, both delicious, and simple to make for next to nothing. Here’s the recipe for a Knob Creek Boulevardier:
- 1.5 oz Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon
- 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
- 1 oz Campari
Place all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir, then strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel, cherry, or both. If you wanna get wild you could even toss a dash of bitters in it, though not too much as the Campari is already pretty bitter.
For the home bar enthusiast, it’s good to search out drinks that share the same ingredients that way in a pinch if you run out of one liquor, you can still serve up a great simple cocktail with very few ingredients on hand.