About this cocktail
In a tip of the hat to the Negroni, we’re honouring the number three. We’ve taken three classic cocktails that use three-ingredients that are mixed in three equal parts base spirit, bitters and vermouth, and partnered up with three local artisan producers for some good ol’ Aussie inspiration.
While the Negroni is undoubtedly the most famous of them all, the Old Pal and the Boulevardier offer intriguing alternatives for the palate that prefers a dryer (Old Pal) or sweeter (Boulevardier) version of the punchy Negroni.
The Old Pal is accredited to William “Sparrow” Robinson, a Parisian socialite from the late 1800s who called everyone ‘old pal’. The drink was first published in 1922 by New York bartender Harry McElhone in ‘Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails’.
Our Old Pal is made with uniquely Australian ingredients, Melbourne Moonshine, Maidenii and VEVE all produced in Melbourne and preferred by some of Australia’s best bartenders.