How to Make the Classic Boulevardier Cocktail

Whether or not the Boulevardier was specifically invented in France is up for debate, but there is no doubt that this classic cocktail captures the spirit of France like few others.

The Boulevardier was invented in the 1920s by Erskine Gwynne, an expat writer who founded a Parisian literary magazine of the same name. This video by bartender Leandro DiMonriva, also known as The Educated Barfly, will show you how to make the Negroni variation, which was inspired by the cafe life of early 20th century Paris.


The drink is comprised of 1.5oz Bonded Bourbon, .75oz. Sweet Vermouth, and .75oz Campari, and topped with a flamed peel zest.

So grab some good American bourbon and pour yourself a drink that tastes like strolling down Boulevard St. Germain with Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Erskine Gwynne.