Paper Plane

34 oz Bourbon, Elijah Craig
34 oz Aperol
34 oz Amaro Nonino
34 oz Lemon juice
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass
From other users
  • Very good and more accessible and mild than the Paper Airplane with Campari. A better into to amari. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Had to sub in Gran Classico---excellent! — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Delicious on a summer's days, made with W.L. Weller — ☆☆☆☆
  • Like a whiskey sour with Donn's mix flavors: grapefruit and cinnamon. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Better with rye or a slightly better bourbon. Campari over Aperol. — ☆☆☆☆
  • 6/25/15 — ☆☆☆
  • haven't tried yet
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An excellent drink!  I've

An excellent drink!  I've been making this with Rye instead of bourbon - Jim Beam's of late.  I also tried a variation using Jim Beam, Amaro Nonino, and (instead of Aperol) an aperitivo I found in Paris when I was (unsuccessfully) looking for a bottle of Select- Poli's "Airone Rosso."  It worked very well. (The Italian shopkeeper in Paris told me that Airone Rosso is very similar to Select.) I also sometimes add 1/8 to 1/4 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur. And I sometimes substitute Ramazotti for the Nonino. There you have it.

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A tasty variation I've seen

A tasty variation I've seen called the Paper Mache subs cachaca and Averna for the bourbon and Nonino.

Been making it lately with

Been making it lately with Sfumato Rabarbaro in place of the Nonino. Also very tasty.

Had to sub Meletti, and I

Had to sub Meletti, and I drink Rye not Bourbon, still loved it. Looking forward to playing around, maybe trying Cardamaro or Grand Poppy next time. Campari would be too overpowering imo especially if using a stronger flavoured Amaro in place of the Nonino. Lots of opportunity to experiment with this one.