If you love a whiskey based cocktail, and don't want anything too sweet, this Paper Plane #2 is one you should try.
Many cocktails are made with the “clear” spirits: vodka, gin and tequila. But lately there has been the creation of some nice tasting drinks with whiskeys, my preference.
One of my new favorites is the ‘Paper Plane’, created by New York bartender, Sam Ross. The name comes from the song “Paper Planes” by M.I.A., which he was listening to while working on the recipe.
Aside from being a very flavorful drink, it is easy to remember the recipe since all the portions are of equal measurements.
I’m calling my version the Paper Plane #2 since I substituted one of the ingredients, not wanting to run out in the evening for it. Listed will be the original recipe with my substitution noted.
I have also made this drink with rye whiskey with great results and perhaps a Scotch whisky may work as well.
I think these ingredients invite some creative substitutions for varied flavor profiles. You can sub out Aperol for Campari and fresh lemon for orange juice, just to name a couple ideas.
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Paper Plane #2 Cocktail
I’m calling my version the #2 since I substituted one of the ingredients. Listed will be the original recipe with my substitution noted.
- .75 ounce Bourbon
- .75 ounce Aperol
- .75 ounce Amaro Nonino, Sweet Vermouth substituted
- .75 ounce fresh lemon juice
- Add all ingredients with ice to a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well then strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon peel.