Cocktail of the Month: Lesson Learn’d

By Sean Glenn, Beverage Director of No. 308

The Papaw is a drink 308’s Ben Clemons first made years ago, and it’s become a modern classic at our bar. Ben recently handed over the beverage program to me, so as a tribute to him, I wanted to rework one of his drinks while keeping the ingredients and ideas intact. Enjoy Lesson Learn’d, my take on the now-classic The Pawpaw.


2 oz Four Roses Bourbon

1/2   oz Coca Cola and Peanut Syrup*

2 dashes Angostura bitters


Combine ingredients in a freshly iced rocks glass. Stir briefly. Garnish with two cherries.

*Coca Cola and Peanut Syrup

Lightly crush and toast 1 cup peanuts.

Add 4 cups sugar and 2 cups water.

Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let sit overnight.

Strain off peanuts and add 2 cups of Mexican Coke.


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