Boulevardier cocktail

The Boulevardier is an easy-to-make and easy-to-drink slightly sweet cocktail. Many consider it a relative of the Negroni as both use vermouth and Campari. The third ingredient, in Boulevardier and what makes it different to a Negroni is that Bourbon whisky is added (as opposed to gin).
Boulevardier cocktail recipe is credited to an American writer named Erskine Gwynne. The first Boulevardier cocktail recipe was published in 1927.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Cocktail glass


  • 45 ml Bourbon whisky
  • 30 ml sweet vermouth
  • 30 ml Campari
  • 1 orange twist (to garnish)


  • Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.


What does a Boulevardier taste like?

A Boulevardier tastes slightly sweet.

How do you serve a boulevardier?

A Boulevardier should be served on the rocks (over ice).

Who invented the Boulevardier?

The Boulevardier was invented by Erskine Gwynne an American writer.

What’s in a boulevardier drink?

1.5 parts Bourbon whisky, 1 part sweet vermouth and 1 part Campari.

To be classified as bourbon, a whiskey needs to be distilled from a mixture of grains that's at least 51 percent corn. That corn gives bourbon its distinctive sweet flavor.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.