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Shade Thrower: A Boulevardier Variation

Looking to create a super-smooth take on the Boulevardier, Freddy Schwenk—co-owner of Geist in Germantown, Nashville replaces Campari with Averna and Aperol.


  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. Averna
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth (Geist uses Cocchi Vermouth di Torino)
  • 1/4 oz. Aperol
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Tools:strainer
  • Glass:Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:orange twist


Stir all of the ingredients with ice, then strain into a glass filled with a large ice cube, and garnish.

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