Aviation Gin Blog
Finding Your Drink
I am going to share the story of how I found my new go-to cocktail and how I learned to feel more confident ordering at bars. I have to confess, before working for Aviation, I was not a fan of gin. And I needed to be. I could not market a brand or product I didn’t believe in. So I went to the website and looked at the cocktail recipes. I looked over each and every recipe – trying to decide what I thought would taste good while also taking into consideration what ingredients I had on hand (thanks to my Aviation American Gin-loving husband it was already in our home bar). One drink rose to the top, the Bees Knees. It was so simple to make and with only 3 ingredients, I was cocktail in-hand within minutes. To my surprise, I absolutely loved it! I was utterly amazed that 1) I actually did like gin (or at least this gin) and 2) I could make drinks! I was so excited and made another for my husband and our two gin-drinking pals who were over for a visit. Everyone was impressed, including me. I was a vodka-cranberry gal and I never even called out a specific vodka! That was 2 years ago, and although I have learned a tremendous amount about the spirits industry and different cocktails, this is still one of my favorites.
So how did I learn how to order confidently at bars? I experimented at home A LOT. There are still moments when I am intimidated by some cocktail menus, but knowing what I like is the first step to being able to order. I know I like Aviation American Gin. I now know I like a balance of citrus and sweet. I also discovered I like bubbles…so cocktails with champagne or Prosecco or even topped with soda water.
So what are you waiting for? Find a recipe that looks good to you and make it! Good luck and I know you will find your next favorite.
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