Old Friend

Old Friend

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

Not to be confused with its cousin, the Old Pal, which is also the cocktail cousin of the Negroni cocktail but using Rye Whiskey, an Old Friend cocktail pairs Gin with grapefruit juice and bitters. Jim Meehan created this for a 2012 Chef’s Club event in Aspen.


  • 1 1/2 oz Dry Gin
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz Italian Red Bitter Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
  • Garnish: Lemon Twist

Cocktail Preparation

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds or until chilled. Strain into a cocktail coupe glass and garnish with lemon twist. Serve and enjoy!

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