As we approach Halloween, there will be much talk of making your own Snickers or DIY-ing candy corn. I usually leave that stuff alone, as the Snickers bar has already been perfected. If I’m going to make my own candy, I want it to be unique, special, and—why not?—boozy.
The lineage of this cocktail begins with the classic and ubiquitous Negroni, which uses one part each gin, vermouth, and Campari. It evolved into the Boulevardier, which substitutes bourbon for gin.