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I'm introducing a drink to see if it is established under a different name and to incorage other to try it in the Indian Summer of the Eat Coast right now.

New Pal

2oz rye
.75 oz dolin dry vermouth
.75 oz Aperol

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe, no garnish.

Variation 1: add two drops orange bitters to accent the Campari

Variation 2: add two drops of Grapefruit bitters to accent the Aperol

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  1. The New Pak of course ment to be spelled New Pal!

    1. That's a variation on the Boulevardier, which uses Campari, but Aperol is accepted as well, and I like it more.

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      1. re: JMF

        To be fair, it's technically an Aperol variant of the Old Pal.

        1. re: alphanumeric

          I hadn't heard of the Old Pal. I guess it and the Boulevardier are very similar. And Campari and Aperol are very similar.
          http://cold-glass.com/2013/03/05/the-...

          1. re: JMF

            Not as similar as you'd think. The dryness of the dry vermouth and the extra spirit in a 2:1:1 drink (Boulevardier is typically 3:2:2) makes quite a difference.

            While you might put a Martini and a Manhattan in the same category, what really separates them is not the base spirit, but the vast difference in sugar.

            Given you recent Tiki binge, I'm not sure that an Old Pal will appeal to you more than a 1794 or Boulevardier, but I prefer it.

            1. re: EvergreenDan

              Oh, I like booze heavy, and amaro/bitters heavy drinks more than tiki for my usual. I've just spent six months designing tiki for restaurants, but don't make them at home.

          2. re: alphanumeric

            Thus the "new". As many cocktails are variations on others with other names.

          3. re: JMF

            Boulevardier uses sweet vermouth, this has dry.

          4. Google "new pal authentic recipe". I think you'll find there is Boulevardier variant that is already established with this name, which uses a Pastis rinse and Peychaud's. Yours is closer to the Old Pal template.

            I seem to be in the minority that really likes the Old Pal just the way it is.