The New Old Pal is a house favorite among the bourbon drinkers at the dimly lit Ionia Avenue hideaway. It’s a take on the classic Old Pal and similar to a Negroni, both sweet and bitter. The original Old Pal is said to have been created by William “Sparrow” Robinson, once sporting editor of the New York Herald Paris bureau, who often called associates of all sorts old pals.
1 ½ oz. Four Roses small batch Bourbon
¾ oz. Campari
¾ oz. Carpano sweet vermouth
2 shakes Fee Brothers rhubarb bitters
Flamed Orange peel
How to make it:
Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Stir vigorously to chill and strain the mixture into cosmopolitan cocktail glass over new ice. Garnish with a piece of flamed orange.