As a friend wrote to me this morning, "That didn't take long." Marker's Mark has announced, just hours ago, that they will resume making their product the way it had been made
before someone drank something that made their mind jump off a sanity cliff for over fifty years: at 90 proof. Honestly, I hope the person who made that foolish decision is fired and forced to drink Jim Beam.
To celebrate, I've made a rare Sunday afternoon cocktail (I should be hitting the gym). Here's a perfect Boulevardier to welcome back the Original:
Pour equal parts bourbon (obviously Maker's Mark), Campari and sweet vermouth over ice. Stir, and then strain into a lovely cocktail coupe. (Any little extra can go in a sherry glass.) Garnish with a lemon peel (here omitted).
Yes, a Boulevardier is "like a Negroni, but with bourbon."