BarsNYC’s Peak Makes A $125 Pappy Van Winkle Cocktail Dubbed The Pappy Plane

NYC’s Peak Makes A $125 Pappy Van Winkle Cocktail Dubbed The Pappy Plane


Peak restaurant in NYC’s Hudson Yards just stirred up a $125 Pappy Van Winkle cocktail. The drink has been dubbed, The Pappy Plane, since it’s a riff on the classic Paper Plane cocktail, and the name only makes sense when you’re staring out the window of the bar, which sits 101 stories above the city.

Made with Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year “Lot B”–which goes for more than $1,000 per bottle–The Pappy Plane will only be available for a limited time. The drink was created by Jon Kraus, Peak’s beverage manager, and only 100 will be served (assuming none are spilled). 

A traditional Paper Plane is an equal-parts cocktail featuring bourbon, Nonino Amaro Riserva, lemon juice, and Aperol. Since the drink only uses a ¾ oz of bourbon, the cocktail may end up making the bar some money, rather than just the obvious press its garnering.

To many, using Pappy Van Winkle in a cocktail is tantamount to heresy, but alas, the Aperol approving masses might very well disagree as the gobble up the entirety of the bottle while simply enjoying the view.

For more information or to make a reservation, head over to the restaurant’s official website.

If you’re looking for cocktails in New York that are definitely worth the price tag, may we suggest heading over to Double Chicken Please, which is currently ranked the best bar in the United States. We sat down with cofounder GN Chan to learn about how the bar came to be, the difference between the Front and Back rooms, and where their ideas come from.

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