Old Pal Cocktail Recipe Drinks

Old Pal Cocktail Recipe




1.5 oz Rye whiskey
0.75 oz Campari
0.75 oz Dry vermouth
Lemon twist


  1. Fill a tall glass about halfway with ice.
  2. Pour in the rye, Campari, and vermouth, then stir for about 15 or 20 seconds to chill the liquor without giving the ice too much chance to melt.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass, squeeze the lemon peel over the drink to release the oils onto it, and then throw away the lemon.


  • This is another riff on the Manhattan, but where you have Campari taking the place of bitters and sweet vermouth.  Then you get the dry vermouth providing a counterweight to the Campari’s flavors.  The resulting combination is a pleasant surprise for any fan of traditional Manhattans.

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