Ever heard of amaro?
If not, grab some immediately: it’s the liqueur you didn’t know you needed. Paper Planes are one of our favorite ways to make use: they’re an herbal, refreshing cocktail perfect for any time of year. Opt for an Amaro like Montenegro to keep things slightly sweeter, or a classic Amaro Nonino for a slightly more bitter, classic taste.
How to Make It
- Ice cubes
- 4 oz Aperol
- 3 oz bourbon
- 3 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz amaro, such as Amaro Montengro or Amaro Nonino (optional)
- 2 strips of lemon peel
- Fill a cocktail shaker or large jar halfway with ice. Add Aperol, bourbon, lemon juice and amaro, if using. Shake until vessel is very frosty, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Strain into coupe glasses. Twist a strip of lemon zest over each glass to release oils, then add to each cocktail.
This recipe can be scaled up into a larger batch. Only two portions will fit in a cocktail shaker at a time, about ⅔ cup per portion.