The Paper Plane is a cocktail to commit to memory. The other night I went to a friend’s house for dinner and he mixed this aperitivo and I was instantly hooked. Dangerously drinkable, alive with citrus, it’s got whiskey sour vibes without the cloying sweetness, and more panache than an Aperol spritz.
Tip: The original recipe calls for lemon juice, but pink grapefruit or lime juice work really well here, too. And we’ve upped the alcohol content to give the evening an engine. Try to chill the cocktail shaker and glass in the freezer beforehand to make the drink ice-cold.