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The Boulevardier

Posted by Reese on 2010-03-21 @ 01:39pm

Named after The Paris Boulevardier, a magazine printed in Paris for expats and modeled after The New Yorker, this cocktail is another from the pages of the fantastic Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails.  The Boulevardier is clearly related to the Negroni, but what’s really interesting is that this recipe was printed 20 years before the first printing of the Negroni.  That’s not to say it didn’t exist, but it can be assumed that the Negroni hadn’t gained the same popularity as this week’s drink.  It’ll be interesting to see how the bitterness of the Campari works with the bourbon in this mix.  Seeing as I’m a huge fan of the Negroni, and Campari in general, I’m sure it will be tasty.

Boulevardier (Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails)
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica)
1) Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice
2) Stir until combined and well chilled
3) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass