Aviation Reviver

by James Stevenson

Todays project was inspired by a visit to our local mall while looking for Christmas presents. We came across some items that we just had to have and so we worked them into this awesome cocktail that is perfect for your New Years Eve party and with the leftover ingredients it also makes a hell of a hangover cocktail. In fact we were initially looking for a New Years Day cocktail to help us recover and were getting ingredients to make a classic Corpse Reviver #2 when we found the amazing Airplane Cocktail Shaker at Williams Sonoma so we decided to mix it up and combine ingredients from another classic; the Aviation Cocktail.

, Aviation Reviver

It couldn’t have been any more perfect; these two great cocktails come together seamlessly when you substitute components in and out of each. Also as we were already in the store we decided to get some beautiful glassware as an early Christmas present to ourselves and the Riedel Grape Champagne Coupes fit the bill perfectly. On our way to the checkout before we got too carried away we spotted this awesome Crafthouse Jigger and just had to have it. Finally in this shoot you can see the awesome Reversible Serving Board that was great for shooting on that we found at another store we can never seem to avoid; Anthropologie.

, Aviation Reviver


  • 1 oz. gin
  • ¼ oz. violet syrup
  • 1 oz. white vermouth
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Combine all ingredients in the cocktail shaker
  2. Shake hard to combine and chill ingredients
  3. Fine strain into coupe glass

, Aviation Reviver

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