Old Pal

old pal cocktail

The Old Pal is a twist on the Negroni cocktail, and it appears that it was first published in a cocktail book in 1922. It has a bright red color (from the Campari), and is definitely classic in it’s flavor. Try it and enjoy!

Old Pal

  • 1 oz rye whiskey
  • 3/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Campari
  • garnish with a lemon twist

2 thoughts on “Old Pal

    1. greg Post author

      They’re certainly close cousins Caroline! They were both made in the 20’s as far as I can tell, although the Boulevardiers I’ve had were made with bourbon, plus it uses sweet vermouth while the Old Pal uses dry. The vermouth-spirit-sweet ratio is a common one I guess.


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