Each month, Delaware Today tries local libations. Our favorites make a splash here.
LIBATION OF THE MONTH:
WHERE TO FIND IT:
Various Wilmington bars and restaurants
Wilmington residents now have a namesake cocktail. The city’s It’s Time campaign paired up with Aviation Gin and asked bartenders, mixologists and everyday cocktail lovers to create a libation with Aviation American Gin that paid homage to the Delaware city. The winner was announced at a virtual event in January at Hotel Du Pont’s Le Cavalier. Aviation Gin mixologist Natasha Velez and an expert panel reviewed the entries and awarded the winning recipe to Kate Gantner, a staff civil engineer, and Fazal Vandal, a web developer. The Trolley Square couple’s cocktail concoction consists of Aviation Gin, peach-infused simple syrup and lemon juice. Mixed and shaken over ice, it’s strained into a coupe glass and sprinkled with cinnamon. The history of Delaware’s commercial peach farm, the first in the U.S., inspired the cocktail’s flavor profile. Cheers, Wilmington!