Mastering the Classics and History of Cocktails

I love the creativity of new and exciting cocktails that drink ninjas all over the world concoct, but there is something to be said about a bartender that can make a Boulevardier on the fly without reaching for their bar bible. So many great cocktails came from the roaring 20's and 30's with fascinating histories attached to them. I am absolutely hooked on dusting off the bar books and diving in head first with my old Boston shaker to learn the roots of classic bartending magic.

The Boulevardier

This wonderful creation pays homage to Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier, which appeared from 1927 to 1932, much like our modern day New Yorker Magazine. He wrote articles about art, spirits, and living in the beautiful city of Paris.

In the publication of "Barflies and Cocktails", Harry MacElhone crafted this cocktail for one of his barflies, Erskine Gwynne, at Harry's New York Bar in Paris. Thus, the mighty Boulevardier was born and now you can sip a bit of literary history.