A favourite thing to do at the weekend is trying new cocktail recipes. I’m an avide gin drinker and tonight wanted something different. Enter Jefferson’s Reserve Kentucky Bourbon and The Paper Plane. A riff of my favourite cocktail The Last Word which is kind of appropriate as I do like having the last word (more to come on this gem).
About: Named after the M.I.A. song, it was created by Sam Ross from the Little Branch bar in NYC. It’s a tasty combination of Bourbon, Aperol, Amaro, and lemon juice.
Preparation: Combine amaro, Aperol, bourbon, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 20 seconds. Strain into 2 coupe glasses. Easy to remember as it’s equal parts.
¾ ounce Bourbon
¾ ounce Aperol
¾ ounce Amaro liqueur (Nonino Quintessentia is what you should use, but Amaro Lucano worked and any amaro will still taste great)
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice