I think Amari and I think Dry Vermouth.
So when Chris suggested an Old Pal for our evening drink, I was in! We were all out of Campari (thanks to my love for Campari Crushes this summer) so he swapped in Gran Classico instead – and I think it worked really well. By the way that’s also why this drink is not the typical “Old Pal” color – Gran Classico is an amber color and made the drink a pleasant golden hue. (Perfect for the second day of Autumn!)
As for taste,
this drink is a bit like a dry Boulevardier. The Gran Classico is a tad sweeter than Campari, but still brings a robust bitterness to stand up against the rye and vermouth. This might just be my new go-to “Old Pal” recipe from now on!
- 3/4 oz Rye Whiskey Bulleitt
- 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth Martini & Rosso
- 3/4 oz Gran Classico
- Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice to dilute and chill.
- Strain into a Martini glass or coupe glass.