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Old Pal variation.

  • 1oz rye whiskey (Bulleit Rye)
  • 1oz dry vermouth (Dolin Dry)
  • 1oz Cynar
  • 2 dashes celery bitters

70 variant

  • 1¼oz rye whiskey (First Call)
  • 1oz dry vermouth (Noilly Prat Extra Dry)
  • ¾oz Cynar 70
  • 3 dashes celery bitters

Stir, serve up.

Rye whiskey nose. Complex and vegetal, surprisingly sweet given the dry vermouth. Could be more subtle with 2 dashes of the bitters, but maybe not needed?