Friday, August 7, 2015

The Boulevardier Cocktail Featuring La Quintinye Vermouth Royal...Rouge

By: The Food Hunter

Direct from France, from the makers of Ciroc Vodka comes a new group of Vermouth using selected wines and Pineau des Charantes, a regional specialty from the west coast of France. La Quintinye Vermouth Royal comes in 3 varietals, including the rouge which is what I recently had the pleasure of trying.

Vermouth is an essential ingredient in many cocktails. The Rouge is a deliciously complex vermouth made from a base of 28 botanicals which adds an herbal twist when mixed in a cocktail. It does however standup well used in a Negroni and also a Manhattan. I tried it in a Boulevardier Cocktail, and loved the spice it added to the drink. The Boulevardier is a variation of the classic Negroni using the same formula but swapping out the gin for rye.

The Boulevardier Cocktail
1 oz Campari
1 oz  La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Sweet vermouth, Rouge
1 oz Rye Whiskey
1 Orange twist for garnish

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake to combine.
Stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

I received product for writing this post, but all opinions are my own.


  1. I had vermouth in a cocktail last year for the first time. Loved it!! I need to try this!

  2. Oh, this sounds nice - perfect way to kick off the weekend!

  3. This is a fabulous cocktail - it's definitely 5 o'clock somewhere - I need to try this!

  4. I am passing this recipe to my husband. He is the mixologist of the house and this sounds like something he would give it a try.

  5. Sounds like a lovely way to finish off the week (or start the weekend!).

  6. What a fantastic happy hour cocktail!