What's the Story Behind the Paper Plane Cocktail?

The Paper Plane is a relatively recent addition to the world of cocktails, but it's quickly become a beloved classic. Originally created in 2007 by bartender Sam Ross, the drink was a homage to M.I.A.'s hit song "Paper Planes." It's known for its unique balance of sweet, sour, bitter, and herbal flavors. Traditionally, the Paper Plane is made with bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and fresh lemon juice. However, in our Mezcalum version, we bring a delightful twist by incorporating our signature Mezcal, adding a smoky depth that's truly irresistible.

Why Choose Mezcalum for Your Paper Plane?

Our Mezcalum Paper Plane isn't just a cocktail; it's an experience. By substituting traditional bourbon with our artisanal mezcal, we bring you a sip of Oaxaca's rich history and tradition. Our mezcal's distinct smoky flavor, derived from the heart of Espadin and Cuishe agaves, transforms the Paper Plane into an exotic and memorable drink. This version not only celebrates the art of cocktail making but also honors the spirit of Oaxaca, where our mezcal is passionately crafted.

Mezcalum's Paper Plane Recipe


  • 1 oz Mezcalum Mezcal
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Amaro Nonino
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice


  1. Chill your cocktail glass in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Pour the Mezcalum Mezcal, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and fresh lemon juice into the shaker.
  4. Shake vigorously until well chilled.
  5. Strain into the chilled glass.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist or a small paper airplane for a playful touch.

What Makes Mezcalum's Version Unique?

Our Mezcalum Paper Plane is unique because it incorporates the depth and complexity of our all-natural, artisanal mezcal. With zero carbs, zero sugar, and zero additives, our vegan and non-GMO mezcal offers a healthier alternative without compromising on flavor. This cocktail is not just a drink; it's a journey through the heart of Mexican heritage, one sip at a time.


What makes Mezcalum's Paper Plane Cocktail unique from the traditional Paper Plane recipe?

The uniqueness of Mezcalum's Paper Plane Cocktail comes from substituting traditional bourbon with our artisanal Mezcalum mezcal. This swap infuses the cocktail with a smoky depth, courtesy of our meticulously selected Espadin and Cuishe agave varieties, adding a modern twist to the classic while honoring the rich heritage of Oaxacan spirit-making.

Where can I find Mezcalum mezcal to make Paper Plane Cocktail?

You can purchase Mezcalum mezcal directly from our website at Mezcalum.com. Additionally, check your local liquor store or specialty spirits shop. If they don't currently stock Mezcalum, ask if they can order it for you. We're expanding our distribution to make our artisanal mezcal available to aficionados worldwide.

Is this cocktail vegan-friendly?

Absolutely! Mezcalum mezcal is vegan, non-GMO, and all-natural, making the Mezcalum Paper Plane cocktail a delight for everyone to enjoy.

Is the Mezcalum Paper Plane suitable for a cocktail party?

Definitely! The Mezcalum Paper Plane is not only delicious but also has a visually appealing amber hue that is sure to impress your guests. Its unique blend of traditional Mexican heritage and modern mixology makes it a perfect conversation starter. Plus, its balanced, refreshing taste makes it an ideal choice for any gathering, from casual get-togethers to elegant cocktail parties.