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Boulevardier on the rocks with orange twist

Boulevardier Cocktail

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Delve into a Parisian prohibition classic with this rye Boulevardier. Combined with sweet vermouth and Campari, the bittersweet Italian Amaro, the rye's proof and great ratio make sure your first and last impression holds true to the whiskey. While a classic Boulevardier will start with an equal ratio of each element, as a whiskey and bitters lover, I increased the rye a bit, left the vermouth at 3/4 oz and increased the Campari to 1 oz. I used Rittenhouse rye, just barely a rye whiskey at 51% rye in the mashbill, because I vascillate between wanting a rye or a bourbon in a Boulevardier. For me, in a blind tasting, I can't always discern between Rittenhouse rye and a high rye bourbon.
5 from 1 vote
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1.25 oz rye whiskey
  • ¾ oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • Garnish: orange peel

Instructions
 

  • Combine whiskey, vermouth and Campari in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well chilled and strain into a rocks glass with a single large cube. Express the orange peel over the cocktail and add to glass.
Keyword boulevardier, bourbon, bourbon negroni, campari, rye, sweet vermouth
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