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Boulevardier of Broken Dreams

Inspired by the New York Sour and the Boulevardier, Des Moines based bartender Charley Johnson of Clyde's Fine Diner mixed up a cocktail sure to be a local classic. Charley lightened up deep flavors with fresh lime juice and created a rich, smooth mouth feel with the egg white. #incharleywetrust
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Bourbon Cocktails, Campari, Dry Shake, Egg White Cocktails, Red Wine Cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Charley Johnson


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Jigger
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Small Mesh Sieve


  • 1.5 ounces Bourbon Whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce Campari
  • 1/2 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce Lime Juice Fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce Red Wine
  • 1 each Egg White
  • Ice


  • Separate one egg and place the egg white in a small dish and set aside. Discard the yolk.
  • Combine all the ingredients EXCEPT the egg white in the cocktail shaker.
  • Add a medium scoop of ice and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Use the Hawthorne strainer AND a sieve to strain the cocktail into the smaller half of the shaker and discard the ice. If you are using a three piece shaker, you should strain your cocktail into its separate glass.
  • Combine the shaken cocktail and the egg white into the shaker. Do not add ice. "Dry shake" -shaking the cocktail without ice- for 15 seconds to froth the egg white.
  • Pour the cocktail into your coupe or favorite cocktail glass. Cheers!


Simple syrup is a 6 Degrees of Delicious pantry staple. Combine equal parts white granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.