Friday, June 22, 2012

Danny's Birthday Menu: The Aviation

Over the next few days, we’ll be offering sneak peeks of Danny’s birthday menu. For our first preview, we get back to basics with the Aviation: 

The Aviation is a well-loved classic, though the history of its recipe seems to be a little up in the air. These days, if you order an Aviation at a cocktail bar, you’ll almost certainly be served a coupe containing London dry gin, lemon, maraschino liqueur, and Crème de Violette. 
Aviation - Broker’s Gin, Lemon, Luxardo Maraschino, Creme de Violette
This particular cocktail holds a special place in Danny’s heart as it was the first drink that garnered him return customers, back when he was bartending at Perennial. When Danny went to work under Paul McGee at The Whistler, he discovered their recipes for the classic shared the same proportions. It was with that sort of validation from his mentor that Danny began to trust his instincts and his cocktail career took flight. (Ba dum bum!)

Please join us on Monday, June 25th, from 5pm-2am, as Danny mixes up his favorite cocktails in honor of his own birthday. Chef Mickey will also have secrets in store. 

1 comment:

  1. Is that a bottle of Martin Miller's in the background? Great gin for an Aviation! Happy Birthday Danny!