Old Pal

Difford's Guide
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Ingredients

Barware

Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 114 calories in one serving of Old Pal.

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Old Pal image

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Orange slice

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.



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Our review:

Classically an equal parts three-ingredient cocktail comprising: 30ml rye, 30ml bitter liqueur and 30 ml dry vermouth. This produces an overly dry bittersweet spirituous drink. Hence, we prefer the Old Pal with an even split of dry and bianco vermouths so introducing a fourth ingredient and the merest touch more sweetness to tame this Negroni-style sipper.

Variant:

Old Gal

History:

Created in the 1920s by Harry MacElhone at his New York Bar, this rye whisky version of his Boulevardier is named after William "Sparrow" Robinson, then sports editor of The New York Herald in Paris.

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