Aviation

Aviation Cocktail

  • Aviation Cocktail
  • 2 ounce Gin
  • ½ ounce Luxardo Marachino Liqueur
  • ½ ounce Crème de Voilet
  • ¾ ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Shake & strain into a cocktail glass
  • Garnish With a lemon twist

The cocktail known as ‘The Aviation’ was first created in the early 1900s at the Wallick Hotel of New York, by a gentleman named Hugo Ensslin. Mr. Ensslin first published this recipe in his own book, called ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks, in 1916. The creme de violet adds a slight sky blue color which perhaps inspired the name of this drink, in honor of the new aviation industry, just starting to emerge at this early time. A robust cocktail, not for the faint of heart. Wildly popular in it’s day. Cheers!

Americano

Americano

Americano Cocktail

  • Americano Cocktail
  • 1 ounce Campari Liqueur
  • 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 ounces Sparkling Water
  • In a Highball glass with a lemon twist garnish

The Americano is a cocktail made with Campari, Martini and Rossi sweet vermouth, and club soda. This drink was first served in Caffè Campari, in the 1860s, invented by Gaspare Campari. It was originally known as the “Milano-Torino” because of its ingredients: Campari, the bitter liqueur, is from Milan and Cinzano, the vermouth, is from Turin (Torino). In the early 1900s, the Italians noticed a surge of Americans who enjoyed the cocktail. As a compliment to the Americans, and perhaps to better sell this cocktail…it sooner or later became known as the “Americano”.

It is the first drink ordered by James Bond… in the first novel of the Ian Fleming’s, James Bond Series. This first glimpse of James Bond in… ‘Casino Royale’. Today it is renowned and enjoyed the world over, by Americans, Italians and many, many other cultures. Cheers!