Boulevardier: A Whiskey Lover’s Twist on the Classic Negroni

Classic Boulevardier Cocktail Recipe: A Whiskey-Based Negroni Alternative

Discover the Boulevardier, a sophisticated cocktail that swaps whiskey for gin in the classic Negroni formula. This rich, intriguing drink is perfect for autumn evenings and whiskey enthusiasts alike.

The Boulevardier, first appearing in print in 1927, brings a new dimension to the beloved Negroni. While the Negroni is known for its crisp, summer-friendly profile, the Boulevardier offers a warmer, more complex flavor that’s ideal for cooler seasons. The whiskey base transforms the drink, creating a cocktail that’s both familiar and excitingly new.

This cocktail showcases the beautiful interplay between Campari’s bitterness, sweet vermouth’s herbal notes, and the robust character of whiskey. It’s a drink that evolves as you sip, revealing different facets of its flavor profile with each taste.

Whether you’re a seasoned cocktail connoisseur or new to the world of mixed drinks, the Boulevardier offers a delightful experience. Its balanced blend of flavors makes it a versatile choice for various occasions, from casual gatherings to elegant soirées.



  • 1 ounce bourbon or rye whiskey (see Notes)
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Garnish: orange twist or cherry


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with cracked ice. Stir vigorously for 20 seconds to ensure proper dilution and chilling. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. For the finishing touch, garnish with a twist of orange peel or a cherry. Serve and enjoy either over ice or straight up, depending on your preference.


The Boulevardier is a versatile cocktail that can be tailored to suit modern tastes. For a more whiskey-forward version, try increasing the whiskey to 1 1/2 ounces while reducing the Campari and sweet vermouth to 3/4 ounce each. Experiment with both ratios to find your perfect balance.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
137 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 137
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 64mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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