There is a classic cocktail that appeared in my consciousness yesterday. It’s named the Aviation Cocktail.
I was doing an online “Webchat” for Foodista named #foodistachat and my topic, not surprisingly was cocktails and all to do with them, certainly from my twisted point of view.
The classic, not so classic and the occasional way out was my metier for the evening. I’d say that we had a fantastic time. This cocktail is known as the Aviation Cocktail. In keeping with my style of twisting up classics and creating new classics- the Aviation seemed like a good place to start my rambling for today.
The cocktail “Isadora’s Dilemma” pays homage to my Maine Coon Cat, Isadora. She was a lovely girl and the Aviation cocktail is a classic bar drink. It is comprised of Creme de Violette, Maraschino Liqueur and London Dry Gin.
My version of the Aviation Cocktail is the twisted combination of Cynar, Bulldog Gin, Tenneyson Absinthe, Royal Rose Cardamom Clove Simple Syrup and the careful application of Bitter End Thai Bitters.
This drink will melt your wings faster than Icarus flying too close to the sun!
Cocktail Whisperer’s Twisted Aviation Cocktail.
Ingredients are for three cocktails – that’s enough to grow Icarus-style wings for you and your friend! But be careful – the sun is very hot!
Cynar (Artichoke Amaro from Italy)
Royal Rose Cardamom Clove Simple Syrup
Bitter End Thai Bitters
Cherry juice and a cherry (ALWAYS home cured!!)
To a cocktail shaker- fill 1/4 with ice
Add the 2 shots of each: Cynar, Bulldog Gin and the Absinthe
Add 4 Tablespoons of the Royal Rose Simple Syrup
Add 4 Tablespoons of the home cured cherry juice
Strain into shallow glasses or coupe’ glasses (old fashioned champagne glasses)
Add exactly three drops of the Bitter End Thai Bitters and a home cured cherry to finish