Celebrating Flight’s Romantic Past
Traveled by air lately? Not really an inspirational experience, eh? After spending what seems like forever going through security (where you have to remove your shoes, and maybe have security people poke you with a handheld scanner), you finally get to board an overcrowded plane. Assuming your flight hasn’t been cancelled, of course. If you get hungry, good luck. Maybe they’ll sell you some stale peanuts.
Harried travelers may find it hard to believe, but flying once seemed daring and romantic. When the Wright brothers made their first flight at Kitty Hawk in December 1903, they unleashed the imaginations of would-be adventurers everywhere.
The Aviation Cocktail was invented not too long after that — perhaps to celebrate humanity’s conquest of the skies.
The drink has a clean, sophisticated flavor that evokes a glorious past. And unlike air travel, it still seems fresh and exciting. Not to mention civilized.