Welcome Warmer Weather with Extraordinary Gin & Lighter Cocktails

Aviation Gin appeals to a variety of cocktail fans. It is a new category of gin, with a focus on the forward balance of botanicals, making it a very versatile spirit. Aviation has been growing in popularity among bartenders looking to use gin in creative cocktails, expanding beyond the borders of the iconic Gin & Tonic. 

If you weren’t a gin enthusiast prior to now, try these cocktails - they might just recalibrate your perspective. As the weather warms, lighter sips are the order of the day. 

 

Gin Daisy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 2 chunks Fresh pineapple
  • 3/4 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz Grenadine
  • 1/4 oz Simple syrup
  •  Seltzer water

Preparation

  1. In a pint glass, muddle pineapple chunks.
  2. Add spirits and mixers (first 5 ingredients).
  3. Fill with ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Fine strain into a double rocks glass.
  5. Top with seltzer water.
  6. Garnish with a lemon peel.

 

Southside

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 3/4 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 6 leaves Mint
  • 3/4 oz Simple syrup

Preparation

  1. In a pint glass, muddle the mint leaves.
  2. Add spirits and mixers.
  3. Fill with ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig.

 

Kiwi Envy

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 3/4 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Freshly pressed lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  •  Soda water
  • 4 slices Kiwi

Preparation

  1. In a pint glass, muddle the kiwi.
  2. Add spirits and mixers (first 4 ingredients).
  3. Fill with ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Fine strain into an ice filled Collins glass.
  5. Top with soda water.
  6. Garnish with a kiwi slice (skin on).

 

Peach Pimm's Punch

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 8 oz Pimm's
  • 6 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 4 oz Simple syrup
  • 3 oz Water
  • 1/2 Cucumber diced
  • 8 Mint tips
  • 12 oz Hansen's Peach Soda

Preparation

  1. In a large mixing bowl, gently muddle the cucumber and mint.
  2. Add spirits and mixers (first 5 ingredients).
  3. Fine strain.
  4. Cover and cool.
  5. When ready to serve, pour into a punch bowl over ice, add peach soda and stir.
  6. Garnish with mixed berries and mint tips.
 

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