On Thursday (5.28), Bar Convent Berlin, the cocktail & spirit community’s marquis trade show, announced that their annual gathering will take a drastically different form this fall. #Spoiler Alert: The original plan to gather 25,000 people on the floor of Exhibition Centre Berlin has been scrapped.
- Base Spirit Whiskey
- Preparation Stirred
- Flavor Bitter
- Served On the Rocks
First credited to Prohibition bartender Harry McElhone, of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, this modern recipe uses a 2:1:1 ratio of Whiskey : Dry Vermouth : Campari, while the original called for equal parts. The name is an homage to bar regular and sports editor William “Sparrow” Robertson who would greet friends and strangers alike as “Old Pal.” If you’re wondering–yes, the Old Pal is essentially a Boulevardier with different ratios.