How to Make a Classy Boulevardier

Three different spirits married together in a seamless throuple, this cocktail is strong and seductive. An easy-to-make classic originally made for the “man-about-town” of 1920s Paris, you can still show the world you’re a cultured gentleman with a devil-may-care attitude by mixing up this little drink.


  • 1 1/4 ounce Bourbon or rye
  • 1 ounce Campari (or Aperol if you want it a little sweeter)
  • 1 ounce Sweet vermouth
  • Garnish: orange peel

How to Make a Boulevardier:

Boulevardier is stirred, not shaken. Fill a short cocktail glass with ice. Now pour all three liquid ingredients over the ice, then stir to mix. Float a little piece of orange peel on top, and voila, you have a very impressive and serious-looking cocktail, in less than a minute.

Can I serve Boulevardiers straight up?

Yes, you can serve boulevardier straight up (in a tall stem cocktail glass) or “on the rocks” over ice in a short cocktail glass. If you serve the drink over ice, then it can dilute the ingredients and take some of the edge off all the alcohol– it just depends on your personal preference.

What’s the best whiskey for making Boulevardier?

Bulleit, for sure. They’ve picked up a ton of awards for both their original bourbon and their rye whiskey variety. If you’re not sure whether you want bourbon or rye…why not try both?

Is a Boulevardier like a Negroni?

Yeah, basically. The only difference is the use of bourbon or rye instead of gin– thought plenty of cocktail diehards would say that’s the feature that fundamentally changes the drink so it’s “not like a Negroni at all!”

Can I get boulevardier delivery near me?

You bet. Just add some Bulleit Bourbon or Bulleit Rye, Campari or other orange aperitif, and Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth in your Saucey cart and it’ll be on your doorstep before you know it.

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