3⁄4 oz Mezcal
3⁄4 oz Aperol
3⁄4 oz Amaro Nonino
3⁄4 oz Lime juice

Shake, strain, up, twist.


Mezcal version of the Esprit d'Escalier, itself a grapefruit version of the Paper Plane.

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Created by
Rafa García Febles, NYC.
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  • Cappelletti for Aperol, 1/3 oz white grapefruit, 3/4 oz lime, added 1/4 oz PF Dry Curaçao (good as-spec'd but wanted a bit less bitterness due to the Cappelletti sub.) Delicious! — ★★★★
  • A 5x equal parts cocktail with 3/4oz each? Made as written but I still think this has extra lime. Maybe split the lime and grapefruit or use a very sweet grapefruit.
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mako commented on 12/20/2019:

Is this really calling for 3/4 oz of both lime and grapefruit juice? The other reference I've found this online has only the grapefruit which seems more in like with the Espirit d'Escalier.

This is an excellent drink. Perfectly balenced. In fact I must say that while I was skeptical when I saw the 3/4 lime juice, it really balenced out the drink. Leave that out at your own peril. A must try!