Sam Ross / Little Branch

A new favorite of our flaming-haired bartender, Kristen, thanks to it’s perfect balance of bitter and sweet, this modern classic was created by Sam Ross at the Little Branch bar in NYC.

It’s remarkably complex due to the fact that it features two, count ’em two, different Italian bitters in one delicious tipple:  the herbaceous bitter apertif, Nonino Quintessentia Amaro, and the sweetly bitter, bright red aperitif Aperol.

We like it because it’s an equal parts cocktail, like our perennial favorite the Last Word, so it’s easy to remember.

Paper Plane Cocktail
Sam Ross / Little Branch

  • 3/4 oz. Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon
  • 3/4 oz. Nonino Amaro
  • 3/4 oz. Aperol

Shake and strain into a chilled coupe.