Recipe, History, And Everything You Need To Know About The Paper Plane Cocktail

Ever heard of the Paper Plane Cocktail? It’s the new cocktail famous in Toronto for its incredible taste-which is similar to whisky sour with a hint of fruity flavour. It has been gaining fame in the States and becoming the top choice of cocktail in New York and San Francisco. The sudden rise in popularity has earned the vibrant drink the title of being the new “it” drink in the cocktail world, and you can make this drink right in the comfort of your home! The cocktail was created by the Australian bartender, Sam Ross, while listening to a song by the British rapper, M.I.A, entitled “Paper Planes”. Easy to make and remember with its ingredients of equal parts, this cocktail will make you a bartending superstar in no time. Here’s how:


  • 0.75 oz Bourbon
  • 0.75 oz Amaro Nonino
  • 0.75 oz Aperol
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice


  1. Grab your shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Add the ingredients to the shaker, and shake!
  3. Strain the mixture into a coupe glass and top it off with a lemon peel to add zest.