Today we’re making an adaptation of the Paper Plane Cocktail to celebrate. What are we celebrating? Well, a couple of months ago the editors of Honest Cooking and the newly established Pair Magazine asked me to be a contributor! About once a month you’ll see posts that have already appeared on Treats and Eats on their sites. My Pimento Cheese Fries post is up on Honest Cooking today, and was on my site a couple of months ago. I’ve also had two posts up on Pair Magazine, my Milk Punch recipe and my recently posted Bourbon and Blood Orange Cocktail. All three are delicious so I’m glad they’ve chosen them. I’d definitely recommend checking out both sites as they have some really great content from a wide collection of talented bloggers.
Technically you should use Nonino Quintessentia Amaro, but I don’t have that at home and I recently received a sample of Amaro Lucano* in the mail so I used that. It worked really well, but I’d say use any amaro you may have at home and it will still be delicious.
Paper plane cocktail
Makes: 1 cocktail
¾ ounce Bourbon
¾ ounce Aperol
¾ ounce Amaro liqueur (Nonino Quintessentia is what you should use, but Amaro Lucano worked and any amaro will still taste great)
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy.
*Note: I was sent a sample of Amaro Lucano to enjoy but was otherwise not compensated and was not asked to write about it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.