Paper Plane Cocktail Recipe

The Paper Plane cocktail was invented by Sam Ross of Attaboy (who also created the modern classic Penicillin cocktail).

Paper Plane Cocktail

The recipe for the Paper Plane Cocktail is easy to remember, thanks to being an equal parts cocktail. The bourbon base is combined with Aperol, Amaro and lemon juice, shaken with ice and served up. It’s a balance of sour and bitter with the sweetness of bourbon. The recipe calls for 3/4 oz of each ingredient which is converted here to 22.5 ml. You can round it up to 25 ml if you wish.

Paper Plane Cocktail Recipe


  • 22.5 ml bourbon
  • 22.5 ml Aperol
  • 22.5 ml Amaro Nonino
  • 22.5 ml fresh lemon juice

Glassware: coupe
Garnish: lemon peel or small paper airplane


Add bourbon, Aperol, Amaro and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well until very cold. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel or a small paper airplane if you wish.

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Paper Plane Cocktail Recipe was last modified: August 21st, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.