Nothing beats a cool Negroni on a warm summer’s day. However, even the greatest of cocktails can get a little boring after a while. As the saying goes, “variety is the spice of life!” To help keep their Negroni experience fresh, cocktail enthusiasts have created countless variations on their favorite drink. Arguably, the spiciest of these Negroni renditions is a drink known as the “Old Pal.”

If you’re someone who loves the bold flavors of rye whiskey, then this drink is sure to satisfy—especially with a dropperful of Tribe’s high-quality CBD oil!

CBD Old Pal Cocktail Recipe

A Spicier Spin On An Italian Standard — Tribe’s CBD Old Pal Recipe

As cocktail connoisseurs should know, a classic Negroni is made with equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The most significant difference between this cocktail and an Old Pal is that the latter replaces gin with rye whiskey. Also, if you want your Old Pal to be authentic, you must swap out the sweet vermouth for dry vermouth.

Another slight change that alters the Old Pal’s flavor is the choice of garnish. Instead of an orange peel, the Old Pal opts for a pungent punch of lemon. However, some bartenders prefer the sweeter notes of orange to tame Campari’s bitterness.

While all of these different ingredients give the Old Pal a unique flavor, you could still use this drink as an awesome aperitif. The noticeable traces of Campari make this drink a solid choice for people who need some appetite stimulation. Plus, since CBD oil may have anti-nausea effects, there’s a good chance our cocktail will get your belly ready for a big meal!


  • 1 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 dropperful Tribe CBD oil
  • Lemon peel


  • Pour rye whiskey, Campari, and dry vermouth into a mixing glass
  • Add ice and stir until well chilled
  • Strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass
  • Garnish with Tribe CBD oil and a lemon peel

New bartenders are often confused over when to shake or stir their cocktails. While there are some nuanced debates with different drinks, here’s the rule you should follow: only shake drinks when they have non-alcoholic ingredients.

While both shaking and stirring share a similar purpose (i.e., chilling your cocktail), stirred drinks have less dilution. It’s also easier to control the temperature and dilution of a stirred drink once you hone-in your stirring techniques.

If you’d like to learn more about the mechanics of stirring cocktails, we’d recommend watching this popular YouTube video.

Unwind With Tribe’s CBD Sleep Shots

While drinking cocktails like the Old Pal is a pleasant way to destress, it’s not the best long-term solution for insomnia. If you’re one of the many Americans who struggle with sleepless nights, then you should keep Tribe’s CBD Sleep Shots by your bedside. The melatonin in these berry-flavored shots takes full advantage of CBD’s sedative qualities.

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