Palpable Apathy (Braulio Boulevardier Cocktail) Recipe

Vicky Wasik

David Little, owner/operator of Barnacle in Seattle, describes Braulio as having juniper-like flavors, plus "minty, warm spices, and hints of chamomile." The amaro is increasingly available in the US these days, thanks to the 2014 acquisition of the brand by Gruppo Campari. Little likes to use it in this spin on a Boulevardier (itself a cousin of the Negroni). Mixed with rye and sweet vermouth, the amaro adds richness and a distinctive herbal, almost menthol-like character to the drink. If you're a fan of whiskey and you like fernet, you'll love this cocktail.

Recipe Details

Palpable Apathy (Braulio Boulevardier Cocktail) Recipe

Active 3 mins
Total 3 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 1 ounce (30ml) sweet vermouth, such as Mancino Rosso or Dolin Rouge

  • 1 ounce (30ml) Braulio Amaro Alpino

  • 1 ounce (30ml) rye

  • 1 dash lemon bitters

  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Add sweet vermouth, Braulio, rye, and lemon bitters to a mixing glass and stir with ice until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass, garnish with lemon twist, and serve.

Special Equipment

Mixing glass and cocktail strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
233 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 48mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)