Southern Traction

The 20th Century is a underrated classic cocktail created for the fabulous Art Deco bullet-nosed New York Hudson train engine that ran the Chicago to New York 20th Century Limited line starting in 1938.

Lacking a few critical ingredients, I improvised, naming this variant after a Floridian train.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz creme de cacao
  • 1/4 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice

Combine in a shaker over ice, shake until cold, and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit or lemon if available.

Aviation

Aviation Cocktail

  • 2 oz London Dry gin
  • ½–¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ oz maraschino liqueur (Luxardo)
  • ¼ oz crème de violette 

fall into italy

From Imbibe…

¾ oz. averna
¾ oz. cognac
¾ oz. jamaican rum
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
2 dashes chocolate or mole bitters

Combine the ingredients into a shaker and shake to combine. Strain into a Old Fashioned glass. Add crushed ice on top.

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