The Boulevard Drink Recipe

The Boulevard drink is whiskey drink from the prohibition era in the 1930s. It is a drink recipe with not a whole lot of information about its origins. It first appeared in New York Sun by G. Selmer Fougner in 1935.

Sometimes also referred to as the Boulevard Manhattan, this is a blend of the whiskey with the sweetness of an orange liqueur and the bitterness of the orange bitters.


  • 2 shots of Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 shot of Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 shot of Dry Vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Orange bitters (optional)
  • Orange Peel for garnish


  1. Add ice cubes into a martini shaker
  2. Add 2 shots of Rye Whiskey into the shaker
  3. Add 1/2 a shot of the Grand Marnier
  4. Add 1/2 a shot of the Dry Vermouth
  5. Shake the contents of the shaker
  6. Add 2 or 3 dashes of the orange bitters into a chilled martini glass
  7. Swirl the bitters around in the glass to coat evenly
  8. Strain the contents of the shaker into the martini glass
  9. Garnish with a twisted orange peel

boulevard drink with rye whiskey


Some variations of this recipe uses the Bourbon Whiskey instead of the Rye Whiskey.

The orange bitters are optional, and some recipe variations completely omit the orange bitters.

Cointreau is another orange liqueur that is a good substitute for Grand Marnier.


If you do use the bitters, you can also add the bitters into the shaker with the other ingredients prior to shaking.

This recipe is also served stirred instead of shaken. To stir add all the ingredients into the shaker with ice and use a long bar spoon.

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