1.5 oz. of Rye or Bourbon Whiskey. to taste.
1.0 oz. Campari
1.0 oz. Sweet Vermouth (chilled)
Orange peel or twist for garnish
Fill a rocks glass with clean cubed ice, next add your Campari. This gives the Campari a little extra time to dilute in the glass. Add your vermouth, then whiskey, I prefer 1.5 oz. of Rye in this 2.0 Bourbon if that is all I have to work from. Stir with your bar spoon for about one full minute to dilute the ice some and to chill the drink. (my big mistake with the Negroni) Next add an orange peel or twist for garnish.
Note *Always keep your vermouth refrigerated, it is a wine, thus if left out too long has a tendency to go bad*
To serve these "up" simply mix your ingredients as before in a mixing glass and strain them into a chilled cocktail glass.
The key to the Boulevardier resides in putting the spirit forward rather than subduing it. To accomplish this you simply increase the amount of Rye or Bourbon you add to the drink. Instead of a 1: 1: 1: ratio you can use a 1.25-2.0: 1: 1: solution. This little aperitif is easily manipulated to taste by adjusting the proportions of spirit. There are lots of different ratio's out there but I feel the recipe I give below really blends well together and will bring a pleasurable smile to you and your guests.