Posted by lex, on August 19, 2008
Today, constant reader, is National Aviation Day.You are encouraged, among other things, to invite the people of the United States to observe National Aviation Day with appropriate exercises to further stimulate interest in aviation in the United States. You might buy a pilot lunch, or tell him, oh, yes, very, when he asks you whether you’d like to go flying in that keen little plane he’s been ogling. If only for the appreciation that’s in it.
Might I recommend some aviation themed cocktails for that special someone?
Aviation – gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice
Kamakazi – vodka, triple sec, lime juice
Tailspin – gin, Sweet Vermouth, Green Chartreuse, Campari, (sounds horrible, no wonder it’s called a tailspin)
Jolly Pilot – gin, brandy, Cointreau, Sherry, Angostura bitters
Sky Pilot – gin, crème de noyeau, orange juice, Sherry
Sky Pilot – applejack, rum, grenadine, lime juice
Flying Fortress – Cognac, vodka, anisette, Cointreau
Flying Tiger – white rum, gin, grenadine, sugar, aromatic bitters
Parachute Cooler – coffee, kirsch, brandy, egg white
Word around the flight line is that the Kamakazi is a particularly dangerous concoction. Dinna ask me how I know.
What you probably ought not do on national aviation day is get yourself all hung up in power lines shortly after take-off and claim that you are now a Tailhooker. I don’t think.