First in flight!

Vino’s goes airborne this Thursday as we taste Aviation cocktails! Join Carl from Winebow as he mixes and pours this classic New York drink. The Aviation was originally created by Hugo Ensslin, an innovative bartender at New York’s Hotel Wallick (located at Broadway and 43rd Street — see period postcard below). Ensslin included the cocktail in his Recipes for Mixed Drinks in 1916. Considered by some a variation on the Gin Sour, the Aviation is made from Gin, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice. Some recipes call for a dash of Crème de Violette, although this was habitually omitted due to the ingredient’s scarcity.

Tomorrow evening our guest-mixologist will be using Junipero Gin, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and Crème de Violette to create this tasty and streamlined ode to twentieth century pioneering spirit.

2 oz Junipero Gin
1 oz fresh lemon
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/4 oz Crème de Violette

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or Marasca cherry.

Thursday, April 8

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