The Boulevardier cocktail is closely related to the classic Negroni, a popular Italian aperitif, but made with bourbon in place of gin. We add orange bitters here for a citrus twist, but it's still a mouthwatering classic without them. Use a large ice cube in your rocks glass to keep the cocktail cold while minimizing how diluted it gets as you slowly sip.

Photo: Rick Poon
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey

  • 1 ounce Campari

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 2 dashes orange bitters (optional)

  • Orange peel for garnish


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice and set aside. Fill another large mixing glass with ice. Add bourbon (or rye), Campari, sweet vermouth and orange bitters, if using. Stir until fully chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain the cocktail into the rocks glass and garnish with orange peel, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
12g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 28mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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