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The Boulevardier cocktail is an IBA official cocktail that is made of rye whiskey or bourbon, Campari, and sweet vermouth. This cocktail is often served in a rocks glass and garnished with an orange twist.

The famous ‘Boulevardier’ cocktail was invented by Erskine Gwynne, the publisher of a magazine catering to expatriates living in Paris during the 1920s. It grew even more popular when it was featured in Harry MacElhone’s 1927 book ‘Barflies and Cocktails’.

This cocktail has a rich flavor profile with notes of citrus, fruit, and spice. The Boulevardier is often served as an after-dinner drink or as an aperitif.

The Boulevardier is also popular in its own right as it has been featured in many books and films over the years. With its unique blend of ingredients, it’s no wonder why this timeless classic continues to be enjoyed by so many people today!

Boulevardier Recipe

  1. 40 ml rye whiskey or bourbon

  2. 30 ml Campari

  3. 30 ml sweet vermouth

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: an orange twist

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How to Make the Boulevardier Cocktail

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice and add rye whiskey, Campari, and sweet vermouth.

  2. Stir for 5 seconds, until chilled.

  3. Strain into a rocks glass.

  4. Garnish with an orange twist and serve.