This riff on a Paper Plane from Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, introduces the morning flavors of coffee and orange to that classic cocktail. Here, the rich flavors and aromatics of the Amaro Pazzo stand up well to the distillery’s 93-proof bourbon and 90-proof orange liqueur, for a strong flavor profile and a smooth finish. (This cocktail also appeared here in the May/June 2022 issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine.)
1 ounce Long Road Straight Bourbon
1/2 ounce Long Road Amaro Pazzo
1/2 ounce Long Road Orange Liqueur
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and double strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with a twist of lemon.