1 oz Overproof bourbon, Knob Creek
1 oz Aperol
1 1⁄2 oz Grapefruit juice
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
Instructions

Shake, strain, lowball, rocks

History

This cocktail was the original inspiration for the Cynar-based Bardstown on the menu at the Oak Long Bar + Kitchen in the Fairmont Copley, Boston, MA

Cocktail summary
Posted by Dan on 12/16/2012
Created by
Alice Fay (Catering Sales Mgr) and Stefan Jarausch (Exec Chef, Oak Long Bar)
Year
2012
Is an
authentic recipe
Reference

Direct experience with creator

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Average
4 stars
(25 ratings)
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  • Tastes like an amped up grapefruit juice. Easy to drink. Still OK w/more bouton. This is a great cocktail.
  • too juice forward - maybe double the bourbon and aperol — ★★★
  • A bit too sour. 3.5 stars — ★★★
  • Crisp, refreshing, reminds me a little of a Paper Plane. Pushed the bourbon to 1.5. Tempted to add some allspice dram or festive bitters if this is supposed to really be Christmasy. — ★★★★
  • Really Tasty. Great for a refreshing cocktail — ★★★★
  • Made with Elijah Craig and red grapefruit juice. Grapefruit and Aperol team up to lend just the right amount of bitterness. — ★★★★
  • Was very good with grapefruit soda instead of juice, and slightly more bourbon. — ★★★★
  • Excellent. Quite accessible, despite a touch of Aperol bitterness and the bourbon base. Refreshing enough for summer; festive enough for Christmas. — ★★★★★
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Comments
Ajvan commented on 12/19/2019:

Crisp, refreshing, reminds me a little of a Paper Plane. Pushed the bourbon to 1.5. Tempted to add some allspice dram or festive bitters if this is supposed to really be Christmasy. 


I enjoyed the cocktail much more after halving the Aperol. Really brought out the citrus flavor.