Day La Vie

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Discerning Drinkers (89 ratings)

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Photographed in an

UB Koto Old Fashioned 30cl

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass (preferably a chunk of block ice).

1 fl oz Amaro (e.g. Montenegro)
2/3 fl oz Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)
2/3 fl oz Gentian liqueur (e.g. Suze, Salers etc)
1/3 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
2/3 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

Juan Meyer's original recipe calls for equal parts: Redemption rye whiskey, Suze, Amaro de Montenegro, and lemon juice. It's very tasty but I couldn't resist switching and blending whiskies and proportions. Both versions create a bittersweet, aperitif-style cocktail.

History:

Adapted from a recipe created in 2017 by Juan Meyer, Norwalk, United States. He told us, "I love Paper Planes, it's my go-to cocktail at any restaurant at any time of day. I also love Suze with its earthy undertones that complement the gentian liqueur, so this is my combination of both."

Nutrition:

One serving of Day La Vie contains 183 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 18.31% alc./vol. (36.62° proof)
  • 18.3 grams of pure alcohol
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