This a an Italian-accented variation of Old Pal, a Prohibition era recipe which used Canadian whiskey and dry vermouth. The lemon juice is our idea as a balance to the sweeter vermouth and to emphasize the bitter taste of the Campari.
1 1/2 rye whiskey
1/2 sweet vermouth
1/2 Campari bitters
1/4 ounce lemon juice
Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass with several ice cubes. Stir evenly for 15 seconds until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a stemmed maraschino cherry.
Tasting notes: Hollywood elevator speech: Negroni meets martini, has love child. Great balance of flavors.
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