Modern Classics: Paper Plane

As far as “modern classics” go, it may be difficult to find one more ubiquitous than the Paper Plane, created by Sam Ross in 2007. Allegedly named after the M.I.A. song (which is an amazing story, though unconfirmed by its creator), the Paper Plane was created for the opening menu of Violet Hour with bourbon, Campari, Amaro Nonino, and lemon. It seems Ross changed the Campari to Aperol once he started working on Milk & Honey, and for the better: the brightness of the Aperol is crucial to the buoyant brightness and addictiveness of this cocktail.

The Paper Plane is joined by the White Negroni and the Trinidad Sour on our “Modern Classics” cocktail flight.

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