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This take on an Old Pal, a classic cocktail akin to a Negroni, is perfect for whiskey-lovers. The “Old Pal from Tennessee” uses Amaro Meletti, a Tuscan Amaro, in place of Campari, Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey from Tennessee in place of rye whiskey, and adds aromatics with a thyme-infused extra dry vermouth.

Old Pal from Tennessee ~Created by California mixologist Nick Griffith

Method: Build all ingredients in an Old Fashioned glass. Add ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon twist and fresh thyme.

*To make thyme-infused vermouth, steep 10 sprigs of fresh thyme in 0.750L of extra dry vermouth for 30-40 minutes.

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