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Modern Classic – Paper Plane Cocktail

Paper Plane Cocktail

The Paper Plane was created in 2007 by Sam Ross at Little Branch in New York City. A former bartender at the famous Milk & Honey, Ross opened Attaboy with Michael McIlroy in the bar’s old space. Sam is also credited for the well-known Penicillin cocktail. As for the Paper Plane, Ross named it after M.I.A.’s song Paper Planes, which he was listening to while he worked on the recipe.

This cocktail is equal parts of all four ingredients which makes is easy to execute. The blend of Bourbon, Aperitivo and Amaro create a complex bitter flavor profile while the citrus makes for a bright refreshing beverage.

¾ oz. Old Forester 86
¾ oz. Cappelletti
¾ oz. Amaro Nonino
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe
Garnish: lemon twist

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