The Boulevardier cocktail recipe derives from a French background with a Kentucky influence. The cocktail was named after Erskine Gwynne, publisher of the Paris magazine called The Boulevardier. The simple yet classy cocktail is crafted with bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth, apéritif and an orange twist for a garnish.
Put a Spin on the Classic Boulevardier
To put a spin on the classic Boulevardier, use The Smoke Boards Kit to smoke your cocktail. You can smoke the full cocktail after mixing it, or just smoke the bourbon whiskey before mixing the Boulevardier. The smokey flavor compliments the bittersweetness of the apéritif. You can use any apéritif such as Aperol or Campari. Here’s how to make it:
Smoked Boulevardier Recipe
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce Apéritif
- Orange twist, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
- Strain into a glass and use The Smoke Boards Kit to smoke the mixture. (You can also just smoke the bourbon whiskey before mixing the cocktail)
- Pour into a cocktail glass on the rocks or straight up.
- Garnish with an orange twist.
- Pro tip: smoke your cocktail glass and the orange garnish.