(Ph. © Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny)A few weeks ago, Lonny photo editor and happy hour connoisseur Genevieve Garruppo attended the debut of artist Mike Bain's airport-inspired silkscreened prints. While she definitely enjoyed schmoozing with editors and taking in some culture, she couldn't help but be distracted by the drinks that were on hand. Having now seen the recipe for the cocktail pictured above, I can't say I blame her. Mixed by Kirk and Nate Mueller—art directors by day, cocktail makers by night—the appropriately named Aviator sounds like a cool breeze on a summer day. Or evening. With friends close by. Bottoms up!
(Ph. © Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny)The Aviator
-- 1½ ounce gin
-- ¾ ounce lemon juice
-- 2 dashes maraschino liqueur
-- 2 dashes crème de violette
Combine the gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and crème de violette in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and serve straight up.