Paper Plane Cocktail – How to Make a Paper Plane

The Paper Plane is a young cocktail, but which, according to mixologist Julie Bélanger-Cateysson, is on the way to becoming a classic. Created in 2008 by a Chicago mixologist, the Paper Plane is a cocktail with beautiful orange reflections that will surprise you and delight your guests.



  • 22.5 ml (3/4 oz.) Bourbon
  • 22.5 ml (3/4 oz) Aperol
  • 22.5 ml (3/4 oz.) Cardamaro
  • 22.5 ml (3/4 oz) lemon juice
  • Lemon zest for garnish



  1. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker, fill with ice, close and shake.
  2. Pass the cocktail through a sieve in a beautiful glass. Sauté the lemon oil by lightly pressing the zest over the glass.


Based on the same principle of equal shares as the Last Word, the Paper Plane, although dating from 2008, is already on the way to becoming a classic! Sam Ross, then a bartender at Violet Hour in Chicago, was behind the invention of this cocktail. His name is a reference to the song Paper Planes by M.I.A., which Ross listened to while he was working on inventing his cocktail.