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The Boulevardier is a classic cocktail that blends equal parts whiskey, Campari, and sweet vermouth, creating a sophisticated and balanced drink. Typically garnished with an orange peel, this cocktail offers a complex mix of flavors, ideal for those who appreciate a robust and slightly bitter beverage.

Tasting Notes

Upon the first sip, the Boulevardier greets you with the warm, smooth character of whiskey, providing a solid foundation for the cocktail. This is quickly followed by the distinctive bitter notes of Campari, which adds depth and complexity. The sweet vermouth rounds out the drink, offering a subtle sweetness and herbal undertones that balance the bitterness of the Campari.

The orange peel garnish enhances the aroma, giving a citrusy freshness that complements the overall flavor profile.

As you continue to enjoy the Boulevardier, the interplay between the whiskey’s richness, the Campari’s bitterness, and the vermouth’s sweetness becomes more pronounced. The drink has a silky mouthfeel, and each ingredient is distinctly identifiable yet harmoniously integrated.

The bitterness from the Campari lingers pleasantly on the palate, while the sweet vermouth leaves a smooth finish, making the Boulevardier a satisfying and enduring cocktail experience.

Tips & Tricks

Modify the ingredient ratios to 1.5 oz whiskey, 0.75 oz Campari, and 0.75 oz sweet vermouth for a stronger whiskey presence.

Include a few dashes of aromatic bitters or orange bitters to enhance the cocktail’s depth.

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Indulge in a Perfect Blend of Whiskey and Vermouth


  • 1 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • orange peel for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass add a large ice cube, and pour in your alcohol.
  2. Stir to combine and dilute, for about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into lowball glass, over a fresh chunk of ice.
  4. Express the orange peel into the drink, stir with it to combine, then leave the peel in the glass.


This is essentially a Negroni, with the gin swapped for whiskey.

If you find Campari to be too bitter, try Aperol instead.

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