Calling all London-bound Miamians who love the Broken Shaker: Gui Jaroschy, bar manager at the Broken Shaker, designed a limited-edition cocktail for British Airways' new Airbus A380, which launched in Miami October 25.
But if your only way to London town is in a dream, head to the award-winning bar on Indian Creek Drive for Jaroschy's drinks.
"British Airways was looking for a place with quality service and products in Miami, and the Broken Shaker came up time and time again, which is an honor for me," says Jaroschy. "So once they contacted me to design the drink, I said yes."
Because gin is one of the most requested spirits on British Airways flights, Jaroschy decided to create two cocktails that feature his own twist on a classic gin and tonic.
"I wanted to try to bring a tropical side to a London-style drink," he says. "So I brought in ingredients that really remind me of South Florida."
The Aviator cocktail
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For his two cocktails, the Aviator and London Calling, Jaroschy's goal was to fuse the taste of British and South Beach culture. The Aviator is available on-board and at the bar. It's made with Tanqueray No. Ten gin, Fever-Tree, Warre’s Colheita Port, Bittercube's Jamaican #2 bitters, and lemon. His second cocktail, London Calling, is available only at the bar. It's made with Bombay Original London dry gin, the Broken Shaker’s own herbal cordial, bitter lemon soda, and caraway salt.
"They have amazing ingredients on the plane, so it was really easy to work with," he says. "I think they both have great flavor. And there's a touch of sweetness in both."
If you have to choose, Jaroschy says go for the Aviator first. "It's simple and clean but has a complexity at the same time."
Both cocktails are also available on the Broken Shaker's new cocktail menu. Jaroschy says drinkers can expect it for the next four to five weeks.
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The limited-edition cocktails celebrate the Miami launch of British Airways' superjumbo A380, the largest commercial aircraft in the sky. Miami is the fourth metro area in the United States to have the A380 service, following Los Angeles, D.C., and San Francisco. It services between Miami and London.
"It's been an amazing experience working with them," Jaroschy says. "And I'm actually going to fly abroad soon, so I'm really excited about that!"
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