Paper Plane Cocktail Recipe


Tastes like whisky sour but with a hint of fruity flavor—that’s how a Paper Plane cocktail tastes like.

Paper Plane is currently one of the most popular cocktail drinks in Toronto. It was created by the Australian bartender Sam Ross, while listening to a song by the British rapper M.I.A.

This vibrant drink is also making waves in New York and San Francisco and is considered by many cocktail enthusiasts, as the new “It” drink of the cocktail world.  

The good news is, you don’t have to travel to any of these places to have a taste of this mysterious drink, you can make one right in the comfort of your own home. 

This drink is so easy to make and so easy to remember because of its equal parts. You can serve it your friends and quickly become a bartending superstar.

Here’s how you can make your own soaring Paper Plane concoction:


  • 0.75 oz bourbon
  • 0.75 oz Amaro Nonino
  • 0.75 oz Aperol
  • 0.75 oz lemon juice


  1. Bring out the shaker and add some ice into it.
  2. Pour equal parts of following ingredients into the ice:


0.75 oz bourbon

0.75 oz Amaro Nonino

0.75 oz Aperol

0.75 oz lemon juice

   3. Shake the mixture.

   4. Strain into a coupe glass then garnish with a lemon peel for added zestiness.


The original recipe drink prepared by Ross contained Campari but was later changed to Aperol which is now commonly being used for the recipe. Aperol provides the beautiful red orange color of this awesome-tasting drink.  

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