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The Boulevardier is cousin to the Negroni, substituting bourbon for gin. It first appeared in Barflies & Cocktails by Harry McElhone in 1927. McElhone, a former bartender at the Plaza Hotel in New York, had left the country after the passage pf prohibition and opened Harry's New York Bar in Paris. The drink was named after the Paris magazine The Boulevardier which was edited by fellow American expatriate Erskine Gwynn, a devotee of the drink and nephew of tycoon Alfred Vanderbilt.


US | Metric
Metric | US
  • Bourbon - 1½ fl oz
  • Campari - 1 fl oz
  • Sweet Vermouth - 1 fl oz
  • Orange Peel - 1 twist
  • Cherry - 1


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