Recipe: Boulevardier

Boulevardier Cocktail | Melbourne Cocktails


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.

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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.

boulevardier + ingredients
  • 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.



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