1oz Dry Vermouth
Add liquids to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Serve in a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Dry and bitter with citrus undertones, this cocktail seems to hold up better with a 90 proof rye. The original recipe calls for equal parts rye, dry vermouth and Campari, but many make it with 2:1:1 ratio of rye:vermouth:Campari.
The Old Pal has a similar taste to the Boulevardier, but noticeably drier from the choice of vermouth. While a decent one to try, most prefer the Boulevardier.
Another one credited to Harry McElhone, the Old Pal is one of the two first published cocktails to use Campari. The Old Pal was first published in McElhone’s Barflies and Cocktails (1927), the same book as the Boulevardier. In fact they are very similar drinks, that vary solely by vermouth (dry vs. sweet) and twist (lemon vs. orange).
Swap the Dolin Dry for Dolin Blanc to give this drink a sweeter taste, further blurring the distinction between the Old Pal and Boulevardier.