What I'm Drinking: Boulevardier Cocktail

Boulevardier Cocktail || A Less Processed Life

It's almost 5 o'clock (hooray), and I'm (SO) ready to toast the arrival of the weekend. 

Boulevardier Cocktail || A Less Processed Life

Today I'm pairing my "TGIF!" with a Boulevardier cocktail. This cocktail dates back to the 1920s. Harry McElhone, owner of the New York Bar in Paris, is credited with its creation. It was included in McElhone's book Barflies and Cocktails, published in 1927. The Boulevardier takes its name from a Parisian literary magazine.

Earlier this summer, I finally got around to trying a Negroni, but, try as I might,  I'm just not a gin girl. Enter the Boulevardier. It's the darker, more robust cousin to the Negroni and swaps the gin with bourbon. And, while a Negroni might be the quintessential summertime drink, the more complex flavors of the bourbon-based Boulevardier make it the ideal cocktail to transition into the cooler autumn months, which are right around the corner.

makes one cocktail

1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce Campari
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
orange wedge for garnish

Add the sweet vermouth, Campari, and bourbon to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir to combine. Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange wedge and serve.

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