Aviation Time

One of my all time favourite cocktails is an Aviation and one of my favourite places to order one is Bar Tonique in New Orleans. The Aviation was first created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, in the early twentieth century. Here is Bar Tonique recipe. Use it often and use it wisely. Just be careful, this drink can pack quite the punch.

Aviation

  • 1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 1 tsp Rothman & Winter Crème De Violette
  • 1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  1. In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers
  2. Fill with ice & shake vigorously
  3. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  4. Garnish with a cherry on a pick
  5. Drink. And repeat.

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Christian has been a cultural and style junkie since the age of 6; while most kids were swiping cookies, he was swiping his grandfathers' Patek Philippe. Raised to appreciate art, fashion,design and  literature (yeah, this one actually reads) by a single mother fondly called Jackie-O. Christian quickly went from childhood cultural capital thief to academia protégé. Referred to as the cat's meow by some, too clever by half by others, Christian eschewed the academic life and ran away to join the circus -the fashion circus. Several well-appointed positions later and a career on the rise would be most people's dream but it was time to say fuck off and start all over again.

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