Tag: Sam Ross

Paper Plane recipe: take flight with this Sam Ross classic

The Paper Plane recipe is a drink that we’ve seen on menus from Paris to Perth. It’s a drink that Ross developed for Chicago bar The Violet Hour in 2007, and the beauty of this drink is that it is — like some of the world’s best — an equal parts drink.

Here’s Sam Ross’ three favourite recipes from his Bartender’s Choice app

Ross is co-owner of Attaboy, which occupies the space that Milk & Honey once did on New York’s Lower East Side; he’s recently opened an outpost of the bar in Nashville; and he co-owns Diamond Reef, a tiki bar in Brooklyn. And as if he’s not busy enough, Ross has just recently revamped the app for the first time in 10 years.

Download the June issue of Australian Bartender today

There’s loads of good stuff to be had in the June issue, such as a chat with expat Australian bartender and owner of Attaboy in the USA, Sam Ross, and a look at his new app (and his favourite three recipes) and loads more.

Fort Lauderdale cocktail

Fort Lauderdale Cocktail 40 ml gin 15 ml Campari 15 ml apricot liquor 20 ml…


Lifetime Ban

Lifetime Ban 25 ml navy strength gin 25 ml blanc vermouth 25 ml fino sherry…

Del Rio

Del Rio 25 ml blanco tequila 25 ml Bruto Americano 25 ml Cocchi Americano Add…

Sam Ross & Michael McIllroy on Attaboy & latex gloves

After 13 years in the space on Eldridge Street, Milk & Honey’s owner Sasha Petraske was looking for new digs: a bigger space for a new chapter in Milk & Honey’s life. And one that sparked a new life for the old space: life as Attaboy. We asked Ross and McIllroy how it came to be via email.

NYC’s Attaboy have some Instagram fun

Sam Ross and Michael McIllroy of New York City bar, Attaboy, have been getting their Instagram on over the holidays with a series of photos suggesting rules for the festive period. Check out a selection of our favourites below — though we’re not sure what to make of the kissing scene between Ross and McIllroy (we think it was consensual) — and follow them on Instagram at @attaboy134.

Drinks With – Sam Ross

There’s no doubting that Sam Ross is ours, however for the better part of a decade he has been holding court at Milk & Honey, New York. In 2011 he took out the American Bartender of the Year award at Tales of the Cocktail and in December he popped his head up downunder to host a couple of seminars revealing a few tricks and insights to the NY bar scene. As they say in show biz….take it away Sam.

Sam Ross heading up New York venture

There’s a shake-up in New York’s bar scene with Aussie ex-pat Sam Ross set to head up a new inner-city venture on the current Milk & Honey site.