Sunday, December 18, 2016

paper aviator

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.

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