Charred Lemon Paper Plane Recipe

This amaro-based cocktail has campfire sensations from grilled lemon. Use a charred citrus twist or little paper aircraft garnish. 


– 1 lemon – 1 pinch sugar – ice as needed – 3/4 ounce bourbon – 3/4 ounces Aperol – 3/4 ounce amaro (such as Cardamaro®) – charred lemon twist, for garnish



Sprinkle sugar on lemon halves.Pre-heat an outdoor grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.  

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Grill lemon, cut sides down, for 5 minutes until gently roasted. After cooling, squeeze lemon to 3/4 ounce. 

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Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Bourbon, Aperol, amaro, and lemon juice. For 30 seconds, cover and shake shaker to frost exterior. Strain into glass. Garnish with lemon twist. 

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