Boulevardier

Boulevardier
AuthorThe Cocktails Must FlowCategory, , DifficultyBeginner
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time2 mins

The Boulevardier is a variation of the classic Negroni which swaps out the dry gin for a little more bourbon or rye whiskey.

 45 ml bourbon or rye whiskey
 30 ml Campari
 30 ml sweet vermouth
 Orange twist for garnish
1

Add ice to a mixing jug.

2

Add liquid ingredients and stir until well-chilled.

3

Strain into a tumbler over fresh ice.

4

Garnish with an orange twist.

The boulevardier cocktail is an alcoholic drink composed of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari. Its creation is ascribed to Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier, which appeared from 1927 to 1932.

The boulevardier is similar to a Negroni, sharing two of its three ingredients. It is differentiated by its use of bourbon whiskey or rye whiskey as its principal component instead of gin. Paul Clark, writing for the food blog Serious Eats, says, "This isn't a Negroni. It is, however, the Negroni's long-lost autumnal cousin." He continued:

A simple substitution? Hardly. The bittersweet interplay between Campari and vermouth remains, but the whiskey changes the storyline. Where the Negroni is crisp and lean, the Boulevardier is rich and intriguing. There's a small difference in the preparation, but the result is absolutely stunning.

Recipes vary the proportions of its components. Some boulevardier recipes call for 1┬Ż parts rather than 1 part whiskey, or call for two parts bourbon to one part vermouth and one part Campari.

Ingredients

 45 ml bourbon or rye whiskey
 30 ml Campari
 30 ml sweet vermouth
 Orange twist for garnish

Directions

1

Add ice to a mixing jug.

2

Add liquid ingredients and stir until well-chilled.

3

Strain into a tumbler over fresh ice.

4

Garnish with an orange twist.

Boulevardier

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