Today is Amelia Earhart’s birthday.
A quick search of the Internet turned up a cocktail result. A website called A History Of Drinking wrote the following about her:
Today we’re marking the birthday of legendary aviatrix and “Queen of the Air,” Amelia Mary Earhart, born this day back in 1897 in Atchison Kansas.
Among her many accomplishments were: first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
Earhart disappeared in 1937 while en route to Howland Island during an attempt to fly around the world.
The drink itself was created by a user named StriperGuy on a ChowHound message board back on June 28, 2009. Here’s the text of his post:
Came up with another winner. Because it is basically an adapted Aviation I will call it an Amelia Earhart (the strawberries are a bit girly):
Amelia Earhart Cocktail
2 oz fresh local strawberry puree (I blended some with the gin)
•2 oz gin
•2 Tsp marascino liquer
•1 Tsp creme de violette
•2 Tsp simple syrup
•Juice and zest of 1/2 meyer lemon
Shake and serve on the rocks, or straight, or whatever
For my money, that recipe’d make for a heck of a pretty cocktail served up in a martini glass or champagne glass.