Friday, June 9, 2017

Negroni Week Day 5: Old Pal



1 1/2 Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whiskey
3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth

Stir everything with ice and strain over rocks into an Old Fashioned glass. Express an Lemon peel over the drink and drop it in.

Here is the spicier companion to the Boulevardier, his old pal, the Old Pal. When I made the Boulevardier earlier this Negroni Week the ratio was a bit closer to the Negronis 1:1:1 than this, but, as a variant to a variant, it's still spot on. I do love a good Rye.

Every recipe I see for the Old Pal has it served up in a Cocktail/Coup glass. I put it in an Old Fashioned for consistency with everything else from Negroni Week this week.

I have been drifting along my Whiskey love for some time now. I've followed my nose from the extra-peaty Single Malts through Oaky Bourbons to settle for a while on a Spicy Rye. I'm sure it won't bee too long before my preferences will start sweeping over something else soon as I'm sure I'll come back full circle as time evolves tastes, Brandies are calling me... and Cognacs, and Armagnacs...