Combine ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold
Strain into rocks glass
Garnish with citrus twist if desired
This is a variation on the classic Boulevardier recipe **(which I independently invented, but later found out is basically a "Cynara")**, which calls for campari and sweet vermouth. I find the Aperol **(campari's sweeter cousin)** and Cynar **(a vegetal, artichoke flavored vermouth cousin)** pair better with the spicy herbal mintyness of the Bulliet Rye. Your mileage may vary depending on the whiskey you use.
The Boulevardier more generally is itself a variation on the even more classic Negroni cocktail, which uses Gin as the base spirit instead of whiskey.
I like the flavor profile of rye whiskey in this cocktail, but a flavorful bourbon works well too.
Personal negroni experimentation
[Cynara recipe from the Amaro book by Brad Thomas Parsons](https://btparsons.com/amaro/)