Rieger Cocktail Recipes


A cousin to the gin-based Negroni, the bourbon-based Boulevardier was created during Prohibition by Harry McElhone, famed bartender and founder of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. This simple, boozy, and bittersweet cocktail was also known for being the signature drink of Erskine Gwynne, who was the nephew of railroad tycoon Alfred Vanderbilt. Gwynne edited a monthly magazine in Paris named, you guessed it, The Boulevardier.

  • 1 oz Rieger’s Bonded Bourbon
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth (prefer Lustau Vermut rojo)
  • 1 oz red aperitivo (prefer 50/50 between Cappelletti and Bruto Americano)
  • Garnish with an orange slice

Stir all ingredients, with ice, until properly diluted and chilled. Strain over a large rock and garnish with an orange slice.

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