This classic cocktail was first published in 1927 in Harry McElhone’s famous cocktail book ‘Barflies & Cocktails’. Essentially, it’s a cousin to the Negroni. The only difference is that gin is substituted with whisky.
Fresh from my visit to the Nant Bar, I felt inspired to post a whisky cocktail and use a bit of the bottle of NANT American Oak Sherry Wood I purchased for my home bar. As a nut for a good Negroni, I thought the Boulevardier was perfect for my whisky cocktail expose.
- 20ml whisky
- 20ml sweet ‘Rosso’ vermouth
- 20 ml Campari
- Orange twist to garnish
Add the equal parts whisky, sweet vermouth and Campari to a cocktail shaker. Seal tightly and shake over ice. Strain into a lowball glass over a large cube of ice and garnish with an orange twist.
My tip: add 2 drops of orange bitters.