Bartender Legend Dale DeGroff Makes Us A ‘Bulleit Boulevardier’

By Rob Lee   /   Published 12/09/13

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of National Repeal Day last Thursday (Dec. 5) -- the day celebrated as the end to Prohibition -- we caught up with renowned cocktail expert and Museum of the American Cocktail president, Dale DeGroff. During our time with him, he made us a special drink, the Bulleit Boulevardier, while telling us a little about its history, maker, and what's behind it.

Known throughout the bartending community as "King Cocktail," he's authored some of the most famous cocktail books in American history, and has become a staple in NYC as the head bartender of the famous Rainbow Room, where he brought classic cocktails back to the Big Apple in the 1980's.

Below is the full recipe. See more of Dale's cocktails recipes here.

BULLEIT BOULEVARDIER
(by Erskine Gwynne, editor of the Paris Boulevardier)

Ingredients:
- 1.25 oz Bulleit Bourbon
- 1 oz Dolan Sweet Vermouth
- 1 oz Campari

Preparation: Pour ingredients into an Old Fashioned glass and stir with ice to chill. Garnish with orange zest.

  • Beertender

    That was brutal. Wouldn't mind seeing him behind a real bar though.