3⁄4 oz Aperol
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice

Shake, double strain to Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

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Created by
Emily Gosling from Goslings Black Seal Rum
Is an
altered recipe
4 stars
4 stars
(22 ratings)
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  • Quite similar to the original Paper Plane, but perhaps even better?
  • Cut lemon back to between 0.5 & 0.75oz. Used Smith & Cross rum. — ★★★★
  • Really refreshing, can't tell if I like it more than the paper plane. Definitely a great use for aperol and gosling.
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Made with Stiggin' Fancy Pineapple Plantation. Very nice, light, accessible. A good intro to mildly bitter-sweet cocktails.

To me it has the same problems as the original Paper Plane, it is dry, acidic, and unbalanced. When cold the acidity combines with the bitter elements of the amari to *suppress* the rest of the flavors. It does improve as it warms (just like the Paper Plane), but the only versions that I have really cared for have reduced the lemon juice and even included a little simple syrup to take the edge off. Cruzan Blackstrap's molasses element might hold up better here.