The Wilmington Cocktail Pays Homage to the Delaware City

Photo courtesy of Aviation Gin

Aviation American Gin and the city’s It’s Time campaign partnered up to create the perfect drink that pays tribute to Wilmington.

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Various Wilmington bars and restaurants

Photo courtesy of Aviation Gin

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!

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