Recipe: Paper Plane
New York mixologist Sam Ross famously developed this cocktail while listening to M.I.A.’s song of the same name. It’s a delightfully bitter-sour treat, and it couldn’t be easier to make because all the ingredients are poured in the same proportion. While the official recipe specifies Nonino as the amaro, feel free to play with that ingredient liberally. I’ve used Averna and Amaro di Angostura to excellent effect.
Also note that you can size this up or down as much as you’d like. Some recipes call for 1 1/4 ounces of each ingredient, which can easily overflow your glass. 3/4 ounce of each ingredient makes for a nice little aperitif.
1 oz bourbon
1 oz amaro
1 oz Aperol
1 oz lemon juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe.