Boulud Sud, Daniel Boulud's New York City restaurant boasting coastal Mediterranean fare, is prime for al fresco eating and drinking with its patio featuring views of Lincoln Center. For those looking to partake in my favorite summertime activity of drinking outdoors, mixologist Samy Berdai has whipped up some his take on some classic beverages. "Being a Mediterranean restaurant on Broadway, we love to play on iconic cocktails like the Negroni," he shares.
In his Negroni Darmagi, Berdai swaps the sweet vermouth for Lillet Blanc and adds a house-made thyme tincture, "which makes the cocktail very 'Provençale,'" he says. "The drink is light, perfectly balancing sweet, bitter and booze—great to sip under the sun on our terrace."
Courtesy of Samy Berdai, Boulud Sud, New York City
1 ounce Mahon gin
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce Lillet Blanc
2 dashes thyme tincture
2 dashes citrus bitters
Add the ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with a 2-inch ice cube. Garnish with citrus twist and serve.
Photo courtesy of Boulud Sud.