Here’s one for my dad on Father’s Day, and something I’m sure he’s having: The Paper Plane.
How To Make: Paper Plane
- 25ml of Bourbon
- 25ml of Aperol
- 25ml of Amaro Nonino *
- 25ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Loads of ice
- Preferred glass would be a cocktail glass
- Garnish with an orange peel *
Paper Plane is a cocktail which was introduced to me by my parents, and from my research it's a riff on a The Last Word which is one of my favourites, so we are off on a fine start.
* The official IBA recipe calls for Amaro Nonino, which I don't have. I do however have a bottle of Amaro Montenegro so I did a bit more research and a few clues suggested that Amaro Nonino has a strong orange nose, so to balance out the IBA suggestion for no garnish, I thought I'd add an orange peel to make up for it.
To make this involves the usual process: add all the liquids with plenty of ice in a cocktail shaker and mix vigorously. Strain through a sieve into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange peel twist.
The key ingredient for me to tweak this would be to vary the choice of bourbon. Drink it with a salty snack, and you should get some phantom notes of grapefruit amongst the citrus.
I have no idea about the name yet, but it's good.