Cocktail Recipe: Gin Pal from Ampersand Distilling

Words by Jessica Schacht

Photography by Danika Sea Design

When you can't decide between a martini and a negroni, the Gin Pal is your friend. Taking its name from a drink called the old pal (which uses whisky instead of gin), this cocktail is a riff on several classic ingredients.

The Gin Pal is a delightfully dry cocktail. It plays up the floral notes of Ampersand Gin and Imperative Dry Vermouth, while Campari gives a nice bitter edge. Aromatic and delicious, this drink is at home during any cocktail hour.

Gin Pal Ampersand Distilling


  • 1 ounce Ampersand Gin
  • ¾ ounce Imperative Dry Vermouth
  • ¾ ounce Campari
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon peel or dried fruit slice


  1. Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon peel or dried fruit slice.