A fall twist on a classic concoction.
Here at GL, one of our go-to fall spirits is rye whiskey. It can warm you up if it’s cold outside, or just give you that slight bit of heat to compliment your food. It’s also one of the best spirits for mixing classic drinks like the Old Pal. If you’ve ever had a negroni, then you’ll have an idea as to what to expect from the Old Pal. Subbing in rye for the gin and dry vermouth for the sweet vermouth, you’ll have a slightly recognizable flavor palette but also get a nice heat that tastes great in the fall season.
If you’re one of the go-getters who scheduled a Friday evening happy hour meeting, grab a pair of these and seriously impress. It will pair nicely with lighter, citrus based dishes, but ultimately works just fine all on its own. It wouldn’t be surprising if your bartender didn’t know this one off of the top of their head, so take down these necessities…
1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
.75 oz Dry Vermouth
.75 oz Campari
Mix all three ingredients together in a cocktail stirring glass with ice and stir 25 times. Then strain into a champagne coup if you’re man enough to drink it up or over the rocks if you prefer it diluted. Garnish with a lemon twist.