About the Boulevardier

Said to have been born at the legendary Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the 1920s, the cocktail is named after Erskine Gwynne's French version of The New Yorker magazine called Le Boulevardier. And of course, Cask Strength opens a new chapter for this classic.

Preparation Time
3 min

Flavor Profile
Rich and Bright
Perfect Balance of Bitter and Sweet


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  • Step 1
    Mix the ingredients
    Add all ingredients to a cocktail mixing glass or other stirring vessel.
  • Step 2
    Add ice
    Use a large ice cube to keep your cocktail cooler for longer.
  • Step 3
    Stir it up
    Stir for 30 seconds.
  • Step 4
    Strain carefully
    Using a cocktail strainer, strain into a serving glass over ice.
  • Step 5
    Aromatize with citrus
    Garnish with an orange peel.
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The < 15% rule

At an ABV of 20%, you could refrigerate Campari® Liqueur – but don't need to. An opened bottle of the lower-proof vermouth will stay fresh in your fridge for three months.
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Pairs well with

Pairing snacks against the complex bitterness of Campari Liqueur can prove to be challenging. Bold cheeses, charcuterie and smoky-salty dishes should fare just fine.
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Do the twist

When making citrus twists, a potato peeler will work in place of the handy-dandy channeling knives the pros use.
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Stir things up

Stirring your cocktail not only mixes the ingredients but helps the ice chill your drink quicker and dilutes it just a touch. That’s a good thing. The water can play an important role in balancing the complexity of your drink.

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Maker's Mark® Cask Strength

Robust, warm texture with notes of caramel, vanilla and spice.

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