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.