The Bessie Coleman

This drink commemorates a true adventurer, Bessie Coleman. In June 1921, Coleman became the first woman of African-American and Native-American descent to earn an aviation pilot's license, and the first person of African-American and Native-American descent to earn an international aviation license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

Photography By Christina Karst | March 30, 2016


Fill mixing glass with all ingredients and ice and close with a metal shaker. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain cocktail mixture into a coupe glass. Garnish with fresh grapefruit zest and serve immediately.

*Only the tiniest amount of salt should be used to round out flavor; too much will destroy it.



Still Life of a Pear

This drink features a pear shrub, also known as a pear drinking vinegar. Shrubs originated several centuries ago in England as a method of preserving fruit and berries. It can be used either in alc...


  • 1 1/2 ounces Ransom Dry Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Combier Pamplemousse
  • 1/4 ounce Creme de Violette
  • 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • Tiny pinch kosher salt*
  • Grapefruit zest for garnish

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