Drink Recipe:: Boulevardier

by Negronis Greg

Today I'm excited to talk about one of my favorite cocktails, the Boulevardier.

The Boulevardier is a delicious cocktail that is both strong and sweet, and it is the perfect drink for any occasion. It is a cousin of the Negroni, but instead of gin, it uses bourbon, which gives it a richer, more complex flavor. The Boulevardier is the perfect drink for anyone who loves bourbon, and it is a great way to try something new and exciting.

Origin Story: The origin of the Boulevardier is unclear, but it is believed to have been created in the 1920s in Paris by an American writer named Erskine Gwynne. Gwynne was the editor of a magazine called Boulevardier, and he created the cocktail as a way to combine his love of bourbon with the flavors of the popular Italian cocktail, the Negroni.

Ingredients: To make a Boulevardier, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • Orange peel, for garnish

Recipe:

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Campari to the glass.
  3. Stir until well combined and chilled.
  4. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with an orange peel.

Who Makes It Best: There are many talented mixologists out there who can make a great Boulevardier, but I particularly enjoy the version made by mixologist Jeffrey Morgenthaler. You can find his recipe and tips for making the perfect Boulevardier on his website, www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com.

Pairing Suggestions: The Boulevardier is a strong and complex drink that pairs well with bold and savory flavors. It is the perfect cocktail to enjoy with a charcuterie board or a cheese plate, and it also goes well with rich, hearty meals like steak or roasted vegetables.

In conclusion, the Boulevardier is a classic cocktail with a rich history and a complex flavor. It is the perfect drink for anyone who loves bourbon, and it is a great way to try something new and exciting. So next time you're in the mood for a delicious cocktail, give the Boulevardier a try, and you won't be disappointed. Cheers!


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