A classic gin sipper dating back to the turn of the 20th century, the Aviation was all but forgotten until about a decade ago. That’s when its secret-weapon ingredient, crème de violette, reappeared on the American market. Today, the cocktail is distinguished by its purple-bluish hue and floral, citrus flavors.
Céline Bossart is a freelance journalist and photographer specializing in wine, spirits and travel. She is based in New York and has been writing for Liquor.com since 2016.ExperienceIn addition to her work for Liquor.com, Bossart’s writing and photography has appeared in publications including ELLE Décor, Harper& 39;s Bazaar, SAVEUR Magazine, Time Out New York, Town & Country, USA Today, VinePair, Wine Enthusiast and more.
The Irish Maid makes a convincing case for why there should be more whiskey-cucumber cocktails. A riff on the Sam Ross classic, the Kentucky Maid, the drink is part of a versatile cocktail family that combines a base spirit of your choice with fresh seasonal ingredients. Floral and refreshing, the Irish Maid is at your service with a beautiful blend of Irish whiskey, St.
For many of us, “spiced rum” conjures images of poolside Rum & Cokes or hazy college bar nights. But these days, the category goes far beyond the Captain and the Sailor. What may have begun as a way to make harsh spirits more palatable has morphed into a legitimate craft cocktail element, where distillers and blenders can indulge in a little creativity.
The secret ingredient in this blushing cocktail by Mother& 39;s Ruin co-owner T.J. Lynch? A hint of refreshing aloe vera juice.1 oz Don Julio blanco tequila3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice1/2 oz Aloe vera juice1/4 oz Pomegranate juice1/4 Maraschino liqueur1 dash Orange bitters1 dash Peychaud& 39;s bittersOrange or lemonCombine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
It’s summertime on a Friday night, and 1,000 people are about to stream through the door of New York City’s Broken Shaker at the Freehand hotel. “It’s literally insane. It’s the most money you’ve ever seen people ring in in their lives,” says head bartender Evan Hawkins. “Our Mondays and Tuesdays are like every other bar’s Fridays and Saturdays.