Right then – everyone about ready for a #MasterofCocktails?
This evening we’re going to make an oft-overlooked drink, the ‘Old Pal’. The use of Dry vermouth lends this drink a light and very ‘aperitiffy’ (definitely not a word) character which makes it a wonderful springtime drink.
We’re going to start off by summoning up the energy to get off the sofa and walk over to the bar.
This is arguably the hardest and most involved part of the drink.
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- 40ml of Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Rye
- 30ml of Campari
- 30ml of Carpano Dry Vermouth
- Lemon Twist (Garnish)
So – to build this – we’re going to go with 40ml Smooth Ambler Rye:
Follow that (into a stirring glass with ice) with 30ml Campari.
Then 30ml Dry Vermouth. I’m using Carpano. It’s new and exciting, and that makes me cutting-edge.
Now give it a good old stir for 45 seconds or so, to chill and dilute.
Strain into a martini glass, and marvel at its colour.
Lemon twist (but just a small one – I’m using a Canelle Cutter).
Garnish and Serve. The Old Pal. Shares a lot with the Boulevardier, but definitely pre-dinner…
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