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Boulevardier Cocktail

Boulevardier Cocktail

Serves: Makes 1 cocktail

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Ice cubes
1 ounce high-quality sweet vermouth, such as Dolin
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce rye or bourbon whiskey
Orange peel


In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the vermouth, Campari and whiskey. Stir until well-chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass (see note). Twist the orange peel over the drink and then rub the peel around the rim of the glass. Discard the peel and serve.

Photo: Ramona King

About the recipe

Made with whiskey instead of gin, a Boulevardier is the burlier version of the classic negroni. Feel free to use your favorite whiskey in this drink; however, if you'd like to use rye, we recommend a whiskey on the sweeter, less-spicy side. Make sure to seek out high-quality spirits here; since you're making the drink with equal portions of all of the components, you'll really be able to tell the difference. You can serve your Boulevardier up, as pictured, or on the rocks.