Discover the History and Recipe of the Modern Classic Cocktail that’s Making Waves in the Bartending World
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that packs a punch, look no further than the Paper Plane. This modern classic was invented by bartender Sam Ross in 2007 and has since become a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.
With a perfect balance of bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and fresh lemon juice, the Paper Plane is refreshing and complex, making it an excellent choice for any occasion.
In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make the perfect Paper Plane cocktail in just a few simple steps. So grab your shaker, and let’s get started!
Here’s a recipe for making your own Paper Plane cocktail:
- ¾ oz Bourbon
- ¾ oz Aperol
- ¾ oz Amaro Nonino
- ¾ oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Ice cubes
- Lemon twist (for garnish)
- Combine the Bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and freshly squeezed lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
- Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
- Strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
Type of glassware:
Note: You can adjust the proportions of each spirit according to your taste preference. For example, if you prefer a sweeter cocktail, add more Aperol or reduce the amount of lemon juice. Similarly, if you like a more potent cocktail, you can increase the amount of Bourbon or Amaro Nonino.
Did you know?
The Paper Plane cocktail is a song of the same name by the artist M.I.A inspired its name. The music played in the bar’s background, where bartender Sam Ross was experimenting with new cocktail recipes, and the lyrics “I fly like paper, get high like planes” inspired him to name his new creation the Paper Plane.
This unique and catchy name has contributed to the cocktail’s popularity and helped to make it a modern classic.
Custom Paper Plane Airplane from Etsy seller BellsNBerries. Paper planes come in various colors.
A little history:
The Paper Plane cocktail was first created by bartender Sam Ross in 2007 while working at the famous New York City bar Milk & Honey. Ross had previously gained acclaim for his work at another famous New York bar, Little Branch, where he had developed a reputation for creating innovative and delicious cocktails.
The Paper Plane was one of his creations that quickly gained popularity and has become a modern classic. The drink’s four equal parts of bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and fresh lemon juice create a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and bitter flavors.
The Paper Plane cocktail has since been featured in numerous cocktail books and has become a staple in bars worldwide. Its popularity has also spawned many variations, with bartenders experimenting with different spirits and flavors while staying true to the drink’s primary formula.
How to make a paper plane while drinking a paper plane!
Making a paper airplane is a classic childhood activity that is fun and easy to make. Here are the steps to create a basic paper airplane:
- Start with a rectangular piece of paper. If the paper is not rectangular, fold one corner to create a square, then cut off the excess paper.
- Fold the paper in half lengthwise and crease the fold.
- Unfold the paper and fold the top corners down to the center crease, creating two triangular flaps at the top of the paper.
- Fold the top edges down again to the center crease, creating a point at the top of the paper.
- Fold the paper in half along the center crease and crease the fold.
- Fold the wings down along the bottom edge of the paper, using the center crease as a guide. The wings should be angled slightly downward.
- Fold the wing tips up slightly to create wing flaps.
- Hold the paper airplane by the center and gently toss it to test it out.
TIP: You can adjust the wings and flaps to create different types of paper airplanes and experiment with different sizes and shapes of paper to see how they affect flight. Have fun!