Hey guys. How’s it going? It’s been a while since my last post, I’ve been traveling a lot lately so did not have a lot of time on my hands, but I promise to make up for it 😉

So I’m back with another piece about two very good and simple to make bitter cocktails. On one side we have the Boulevardier, which is a cousin of the popular Negroni, with the difference that the Boulevardier has switched from gin to whiskey (works best with rye whiskey), but make no mistake, the Boulevardier is not less delicious, in fact many say that the Boulevardier is better than the Negroni, those spices from the rye whiskey give it a unique taste 🙂


The Boulevardier is an alcoholic drink composed of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and campari. Its creation is ascribed to Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier, which appeared from 1927 to 1932. Source: Wikipedia.

The Negroni. While the drink’s origins are unknown, the most widely reported account is that it was first mixed in FlorenceItaly, in 1919, at Caffè Casoni (formerly Caffè Giacosa), located on Via de’ Tornabuoni and now called Caffè Roberto Cavalli. Count Camillo Negroni concocted it by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. The bartender also added an orange garnish rather than the typical lemon garnish of the Americano to signify that it was a different drink. Source: Wikipedia.

Ingredients: Boulevardier

Alright, so, let’s see what one needs for ingredients to make a Boulevardier cocktail:

  • 30 ml Campari
  • 30 ml Sweet vermouth
  • 40 ml Bulleit rye whiskey
  • a jigger to measure the units
  • a coupe/rocks glass
  • ice
  • orange peel to garnish

How to mix it: Boulevardier

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir, then strain into a chilled coupe glass. You can also make it in a rocks glass, just pour all ingredients in it over ice and stir. Then garnish with an orange peel, just twist the orange peel over the glass to express the oils and throw it in the glass. And you’re done, you got yourself a delicious Boulevardier cocktail! 😉

The Boulevardier cocktail

Ingredients: Negroni

Alright, so, let’s see what one needs for ingredients to make a Negroni cocktail:

  • 30 ml Campari
  • 30 ml of gin
  • 30 ml Sweet vermouth
  • a jigger to measure the units
  • a rocks glass
  • ice
  • orange peel to garnish

How to mix it: Negroni

Add all ingredients into a rocks glass over ice and stir. Then garnish with an orange peel twist. And you’re done, you got yourself a delicious Negroni cocktail! 😉

The Negroni cocktail


As a conclusion, I want to ask you guys: Which one do you prefer? Is it the Negroni or the Boulevardier?

My personal preference is the Boulevardier, I think it’s more interesting than the classic Negroni, it has more kick and spice which I like more.

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Cheers! 😉

Boulevardier vs. Negroni
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  1. Fantastic Nick

    Oh I do love my Boulevardier ! Like you said, especially with rye, it has more spices and is a tad more complex !

    But damn, nothing gets me shit faced like a Negroni 😂


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