1 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Violette
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After my shift two Sundays ago, I got out early enough to catch last call at Backbar. For a libation, I asked bartender Kat Lamper for her drink of the day, the Paper Aviator. The recipe was her mashup of the Paper Plane with the Bourbon, Aperol, and lemon components and the Aviation with the lemon, Maraschino, and violette. Once prepared, the Paper Aviator conjured up nutty Maraschino and floral violet aromas with a hint of whiskey on the nose. Next, the sip was rather fruity with lemon, cherry, and Aperol notes, and the swallow was a pleasing combination of Bourbon, nutty, and floral elements.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
A collection of drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore). Follow the buzz on D&T's Facebook fan page!