The Aviation is one of those drinks that every good bartender and mixologist know. It’s simple to make, allows for a huge amount of personalization, and best of all, not a huge number of people really know about it.
The History: The Aviation is a classic drink from the early 1900s New York scene. Although its history is not as intriguing as the Bloody Mary it has a similar open-to-interpretation back story. No one knows for sure who first decided to mix the ingredients together but a bartender named Hugo Ensslin from the now closed Hotel Wallick in Times Square was the first to publish the recipe around 1916.
How to Make The Aviation
*ratios are fairly open and additions of other flavors are very possible with this drink!
- Brian David Joyner