The Boulevardier is an alcoholic beverage that’s made up of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari. If this sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve featured a similar drink before called the Negroni.
What’s the difference between the two? The Boulevardier is essentially a Negroni with American whiskey.
While the switch to whiskey may seem trivial, its use leads to an entirely different cocktail. A Negroni has a lean and crisp flavor, while the Boulevardier provides a rich taste.
The cocktail was the creation of American writer Erskine Gwynne in Paris. Gwynne edited a monthly magazine (think of it as a Parisian New Yorker) called The Boulevardier, which appeared from 1927 to 1932.
So here’s what you’ll need to mix your own version of the beverage.