Tequila replaces gin in this riff on an Aviation cocktail – 'Arte de Volar' is Spanish for 'Art of Flying'. As with the original gin-based classic, notes
A dry spirit-led sipper with faint floral and chocolate notes. Perhaps forgo the grated chocolate garnish in favour of a square of dark chocolate balanced
Ad Astra is a Latin phrase meaning to the stars, an apt name for this spirituous and complex riff on a classic Aviation.
Citrus, floral gin with a slightly sour finish. The recipe above has been my preferred recipe for some years. However, in early 2020, I decided that the
An Italian influenced riff on the classic Aviation with fragrant grappa in place of the usual gin base and floral crème de violette very slightly dialled
A ginger-influenced Aviation named after the fictional book Biggles in Borneo about WWII flying heroes Ginger, Algy, and Biggles. Originally inspired by
Named in homage to the laudable quest for a clean aviation fuel, this is a classic Aviation (usually based on gin) but made with vodka and given a touch
A floral riff on a classic Daiquiri with a hint of berry fruitiness and a lavender pink hue courtesy of a blueberry threesome.
Basically an Aviation but with triple sec in place of maraschino and lime instead of lemon juice. Gaz used lime juice because he didn't have any lemons
My recipe remains pretty much true to Craddock's classic 1930's proportions but in line with modern bartending conventions, I now disregard Craddock's
Originally made with Martell Cordon Bleu, this sophisticated champagne cocktail has delicate floral notes.
Amazingly delicate and complex for such a simple drink.
This Martini-style cocktail needs to be served well stirred in an ice-cold glass. Originally a shaken drink, it benefits from dilution, hence a splash
A relation of the Aviation [see history], the Blue Moon features on the back label of Créme Yvette bottles dating from the 1940s. This cocktail became
A delicate floral drink that is so creamy smooth that it is almost fluffy.
A Dry Martini served super-wet with even more flower power than Austin Powers.
Overdo the smoke and your cocktail will start to resemble a cigar. Too little and you may find a tad sweet.
Whether you love of hate this spirit-forward cocktail will firstly be driven by your preference for mezcal and then secondly by whether you appreciate
Smooth, delicate and floral: the gin and brandy add just enough bite.
Inspired by and garnished with mini Parma Violet sweets, this spritz is flavoured with crème de violette liqueur.
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