Wright Flyer

Wright Flyer

The Wright Flyer is an adaptation of the classic Paper Plane cocktail, with a nod to North Carolina from its creator. Drew Furlough, a restaurant manager in Asheville, set out to build a citrusy winter cocktail on a base of apple brandy, a traditional spirit that’s enjoying a comeback in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where apples have been a major crop since the 1700s.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a shaker, combine sugar, bitters and applejack; shake to dissolve.
  2. Step 2

    Fill shaker with ice and add grapefruit juice, amaro, Aperol and rum.
  3. Step 3

    Shake well and strain into two coupe or martini glasses. Garnish each with an apple slice and serve immediately.