Midnight Stroll (Rye, Campari, and Ramazzotti Cocktail) Recipe

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The Boulevardier is my go-to cool-weather drink, but this extra-bitter version from Brandon Lockman, lead bartender at Red Star Tavern in Portland, Oregon, gives the classic a run for its money. There's an ample pour of rye whiskey to start, layered with rich red Campari. But instead of sweet vermouth, Lockman calls for a mix of orange liqueur and cinnamon-y, cardamom-y Amaro Ramazzotti. The drink is a bit less fruity than a Boulevardier, with a kick of spice.

Pierre Ferrand's fragrant, balanced Dry Curaçao (search for it online here) is truly best in this recipe; substitutes like Cointreau and Grand Marnier throw the drink out of whack. And don't even think about anything blue—those bottles are a different beast altogether.

Recipe Facts

Active: 3 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces (45ml) rye whiskey

  • 3/4 ounce (22ml) Campari

  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) Amaro Ramazzotti

  • 1/4 ounce (7ml) Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao

  • Dash Peychaud's Bitters

  • Orange twist, for garnish

Directions

  1. Add rye whiskey, Campari, Ramazzotti, curaçao, and bitters to a rocks glass and add ice. Stir until well chilled, garnish with orange twist, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
195 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 195
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 30mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)