Happy Hour at Home, 3 Tasty Cocktails to See you Through Lockdown

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By Virgin Hotels
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T.G.I.F. is not the same without the people you want to enjoy the night with. It has been weeks since our Friday fun and weekend activities like brunching with friends or heading to the bars are off the table. However, it is important to keep our spirits up while everyone is self-isolating at home. We’ve partnered with Aviation Gin to help cheer you up and treat yourself to a cocktail that you can enjoy on your sofa. So, let’s shake up your liquor cabinet and enjoy that Friday feeling. Cheers!

AVIATION DRY MARTINI
Ingredients

  • 5 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 1 Dash Regan’s No.6 Orange Bitters

Preparation

  1. In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers
  2. Fill with ice & stir
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass
  4. Garnish with a lemon disc or twist

NEGRONI
Ingredients

  • 2 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 3/4 oz Campari
  • 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth

Preparation

  1. In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers
  2. Fill with ice & stir
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass
  4. Garnish with an orange peel

SPARKLING LAVENDER SPRITZ
Ingredients

  • 1 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 1 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Lavender honey syrup*
  • 2 oz Sparkling wine

Preparation

  1. In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers (through lavender honey syrup)
  2. Fill with ice & shake vigorously for 30 seconds
  3. Fine strain into a champagne glass
  4. Top with sparkling wine
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist

*To make lavender syrup; combine 1 cup water, 1 cup honey and 1 1/2 teaspoons dried lavender in a saucepan and heat to a boil, stir until honey is dissolved, set aside to cool and fine strain to remove dried lavender


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