Thursday, December 13, 2018

Old Pal

I know I've done the Old Pal cocktail before, but it was using different ingredients than the typical recipe: rye, Campari and sweet vermouth. This recipe in the New York Bartender's Guide is especially rich when it is made with Copper Fox rye with it's apple wood smoke.

The old recipe really hits you with almost a double dose of liquor with a full measure of Campari, that brilliant red and bitter Italian aperitif. It's not exactly a holiday cocktail, but it is more enjoyable in the winter months when richness seems to hold back the cold weather.
  • 2 oz. rye (Copper Fox used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth (Punt E Mes used)
 Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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