Cocktail, MixMarch

MixMarch #11: The Boulevardier

I’ve written before about my love of the Negroni and also of Rye Whiskey, so it made perfect sense to combine these two passions in this wonderful drink.

The recipe calls for Bourbon, but increasingly I swap corn for rye in pursuit of a spicier mouthfeel. I’ve also made the drink with the red dipped Maker’s Mark, and while good, the rye wins in the end, at least for me.

Harry McElhone, who wrote it up in Barflies and Cocktails, was meant to have invented it for Ernest Hemingway, presumably while he was in Paris after visiting Spain to fire a couple of potshots at the forces of General Franco. I like to picture him blustering down the streets of the City of Lights, well stoked by a number of these.

Boulevardier

  • 45mls bourbon (or rye)
  • 30mls Campari
  • 30mls sweet vermouth

Stir with cracked ice & strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry, or a lemon twist, or an orange slice.

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3 thoughts on “MixMarch #11: The Boulevardier

  1. Martin says:

    I bumped into a young enthusiastic blogger whilst sipping Rittenhouse Rye 25yo at Seamstress last night. His name is Aaron and he loves maths, cocktails and music. His blog is at manhattanprojectdrinks.wordpress.com

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