This bold and bitter cocktail is named for the original owner of the Belle Meade Plantation. It's a riff on the classic Boulevardier. The deep dark dried fruit notes of Cynar pair perfectly with the Vermouth and bright orange notes of the Campari and Bourbon.
2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
1 oz Carpano Antica
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Cynar
1/4 oz maple syrup
Stir all ingredients with ice. Make sure to stir well as a little more water content balances the drink. Strain into glass.
Ice: Cubes/Sphere/One Large Cube
Garnish: Lemon peel expressed over drink and inserted.
Creator: James Hensley