The Boulevardier was first created at Harry’s Bar in Paris during the 1920’s. It was named after Erskine Gwynne’s publication by the same name. This American-born writer was a true man-about-town. The drink’s flavor is best described as a bittersweet Manhattan or a whiskey Negroni.
The recipe for a Boulevardier shares two of its three ingredients with both cocktails. The bourbon and sweet vermouth with the Manhattan and Campari and sweet vermouth with the Negroni. The addition of bourbon rounds out the bittersweetness of the Campari and sweet vermouth that makes for a rich and intriguing cocktail.
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