This recipe of mine Is the son born from the love affair between the classic Boulevardier and the Revolver... in a banana plantation.
I wanted to make a Boulevardier replacing the Campari with the Mr. Black and the vermouth with the banana liqueur, just to try these two new entries in my home bar. The addition of the other ingredients bought to the mixture the balance that was missing.
I prefer it with seasonal citrus twist for garnish, but it's great with a caramelized banana wheel too.



 1 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 1.50 oz Bourbon Whiskey(Knob Creek)
 ¾ oz Creme de Banane(Tempus Fugit)
 ¼ oz Campari
 2 dashes Orange bitters
 2 dashes Vanilla Bitters



Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass.


Stir with ice.


Strain into a chilled Nick & Norah glass.


Garnish with a lemon or Orange twist. You can even garnish with a caramelized banana wheel layed on the rim of the glass... or, of you feel fancy, with both of them!



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  1. giagu.andrea 4 October 2021 at 6:46 pm


  2. giagu.andrea 13 October 2021 at 11:47 pm

    The original recipe calls for Roger Bitter Tenere Sotto Banco, an italian handmade bitter citrus aperitif from Calabria. It’s possible to sub this amaro with other similar ingredients (like the Campari I suggested in the recipe above), but with the original ingredient the bitterness of the drink will be much more delicate and pleasent.

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