Pre-prohibition cocktails and modern twists on classics

Ernest the Aviator

Ernest the Aviator

Ingredients:

2oz Light Rum

1oz St. Germain

.25oz Maraschino

.5oz Lime Juice

.25oz Velvet Falernum

10 drops Bittermens Boston Bittahs

Lime Twist

Instructions:
Add the rum, St. Germain, maraschino, lime juice, velvet falernum and bitters to a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously, until the outside of the shaker begins to frost. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
Notes:
Citrus and elderflowers with a hint of sugar cane great the nose. Airy, light and smooth, this one almost tastes non alcoholic (but don’t be fooled). The unique taste of Velvet Falernum pairs well with rum and St. Germain, while the maraschino adds a velvety layer to the body and just a hint cherry. Lime citrus on the finish, leaves you refreshed and ready for more……again just be careful.

Ernest the Aviator 2


History:

Sort of a play between a Hemingway Daiquiri and my version of an Aviation. Using one of my wife’s favorite ingredients, St. Germain, Ernest the Aviator turned her on to daiquiri style cocktails and helped shatter the perception that daiquiri is synonymous with a frozen artificial concoction topped with an umbrella.

Variations:

Try adding some mint or cucumber to this one.
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