Monday, May 6, 2013

Definition: Boulevardier

This week's definition is boulevardier.

There's a new French restaurant in Dallas called Boulevardier.  I assumed that the name of the restaurant referenced a boulevard; however, as I was reading Bon Appetit Magazine's May 2013 issue, there was a reference to the drink, a Boulevardier.

Confused, I looked up the word, and it turns out that it's both a term referencing a person walking a boulevard and also a drink.

According to, the definition of boulevardier is
: a frequenter of the Parisian boulevards; broadly: man-about-town
The origin is from from the French word "boulevard."

The Boulevardier cocktail is a combination of bourbon, sweet vermouth and Campari. 

Here's a recipe from
Combine 2 ounces bourbon, 1 ounce Campari, and 1 ounce sweet vermouth in a large mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until glass is very cold, about 1 minute. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe or a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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