Remember the Negroni cocktail we talked about back in December? I know it has been a long time since then! Boy, it was Winter and now we are already going through Summer! Why am I referring to it after such a long time? Well, the thing is this! Today I am going to talk to you about a drink very similar to the Negroni. It’s called the Boulevardier Cocktail!
Yes! You read that right! If you are by any chance French or have lived in France and you are familiar with older newspaper or magazine publications, the name might remind you of a magazine called the Boulevardier that was published in Paris through the time period of 1927 to 1932. (I for sure read about that fact! Probably you have also!) The writer Erskine Gwynne was the founder of the magazine and the inventor of the Boulevardier Cocktail as well.
Why did I mention the Negroni earlier? Well, if you might remember the Negroni cocktail is made with 3 ingredients, Gin, sweet Vermouth and Campari. Now, the Boulevardier Cocktail is made with Whiskey, sweet Vermouth and Campari! And that is correct! The only difference between these two drinks is the exchange of Gin for Whiskey! I think that you now understand why I brought up the Negroni! Even the garnish is usually the same, just an orange peel! And I am saying usually cause in today’s cocktail recipe you have the chance to garnish your drink with a Maraschino cherry!
However, do not be fooled, the taste of these two drinks is completely different! The Whiskey does indeed give another touch to the whole combination!
So, why don’t you give the Boulevardier Cocktail recipe a try and see if that is more of your liking?
- 30ml / 1 part Whiskey, Bourbon or Rye
- 30ml / 1 part Vermouth, sweet red
- 30ml / 1 part Campari
- An orange peel or a Maraschino Cherry
Pour the Whiskey, the Vermouth and the Campari in an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice and stir for a bit. Garnish with an orange peel or a Maraschino Cherry and your Boulevardier Cocktail is ready to serve!!