The Paper Plane cocktail is a modern classic, first appearing on the cocktail scene in 2007. The drink was created by Sam Ross, a bartender at Milk & Honey in New York City, and it quickly gained popularity due to its unique flavor profile and eye-catching name.
The Paper Plane cocktail is made with equal parts Aperol, bourbon, Amaro Nonino, and lemon juice. Combining these ingredients creates a balanced, refreshing drink with notes of citrus, herbs, and bitters.
The origins of the Paper Plane cocktail are somewhat shrouded in mystery, with some speculating that it was named after the song "Paper Planes" by M.I.A. Others believe that the name refers to the drink's ingredients, which are meant to be balanced and evenly distributed, like the wings of a paper plane. Regardless of its origin, the Paper Plane cocktail has become a staple at bars and cocktail parties worldwide, showing no signs of slowing down in popularity.
1. Add ingredients to shaker.
2. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds
3. Double strain into chilled coupe.