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Paper plane cocktail

Paper Plane Cocktail

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Paper Plane cocktail is a modern classic that’s a must try! It’s bittersweet and tangy, hitting a magical balance between bourbon and amaro.


  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Aperol
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Italian amaro (like Nonino Quintessentia or other brand)
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice
  • For the garnish: Lemon peel


  1. Add the bourbon, Aperol, amaro, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake it until cold.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass. If desired, garnish with a lemon peel.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Paper Plane cocktail