Many of you will recognize this drink as a variation on the Negroni. It was invented in 1920 in Venice, and within a decade, the Negroni had crossed the border and landed in Paris. There, the American expat crowd substituted bourbon for gin and dubbed it The Boulevardier, named after a short-lived magazine published by a Rockefeller scion. You can serve this straight up or on the rocks.
1.5 fluid ounces bourbon
1 fluid ounce Campari
1 fluid ounce sweet vermouth
Orange slice, for garnish
- Add the bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Campari to an ice filled cocktail shaker.
- Stir well for about 10 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with the orange slice and serve.