The Paper Plane is the creation of Sam Ross, who was listening to the M.I.A. song of the same name as he tinkered with the recipe. It’s a delicious equal-parts sour, with bourbon and Aperol laying down a solid foundation for the magic flavors of Amaro Nonino.
Ross’ original recipe actually called for Campari, a much bitterer citrus apéritif than Aperol. We like his updated version, but feel free to try with either one you like, or any other Italian citrus apéritif you have on hand.
- ¾ part Bourbon
- ¾ part Sweet amaro
- ¾ part Sweet orange apéritif or Bitter orange apéritif
- ¾ part Lemon juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with a little folded paper plane.
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- Paper Plane recipe at PUNCH