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Paper Plane

Paper Plane

  • Author: Annie
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x


Your holiday party (or cooking….or cleaning) is cleared for takeoff with this elegant cocktail. It’s sweet-tart and refreshing, but dressed for winter. Upgrade your guests to first class with this guaranteed crowd pleaser.



  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1 part aperol
  • 1 part amara (see notes)
  • 1 part bourbon


Pour into a shaker of ice, strain and serve. A generous jigger of each ingredient makes two dainty but powerful cocktails.


It’s important to use AMARA, not AMARO. I made that mistake, and would like to spare you from it… You want Amara D’arancia, a type of amaro; the straight amaro is way too dark for this drink.