Time to Fly!
Purple has long symbolized royalty in western culture, and in Chinese it stands for divinity, immortality, and even romance! So what better way to start the New Year than with an Aviation cocktail!
It’s time to fly!
The Aviation cocktail is a scrumptious classic created by New York bartender Hugo Ensslin in 1916. The purplish hue recently made quite the comeback in the US when, after decades without, we finally got our hands on Creme de Violette again. (I have a sneaky suspicion that our renewed obsession with mermaids and unicorns had something to do with that 😉) And I’m thrilled to add to my home bar a stunning indigo colored gin, Empress 1908. It makes this cocktail that much more dazzling.
I’ve put my Mermaid with a Martini spin on this classic by cutting the lemon and adding…drum roll…grapefruit bitters! It’s risky, but I’m going for it! 2019 is all about taking risks, right?!
Aviation Cocktail (with a spin)
Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry
Add all ingredients to your cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake and pour into a gorgeous martini glass! Garnish with a delicious Maraschino Cherry.
Speaking of fabulous…MY BOOK IS COMING SOON! Contact me or join the mailing list to be the first to know when it’s available! We’re in the process of formatting for all outlets of publication and soon you’ll be able to enjoy this laugh-out-loud, boisterous, and of course, boozy rom com. I can’t wait to share it with the world.
Keep your heels, head and standards high and your home a happy one!