British Airways has unveiled a new Aviation Gin bar at its recently reopened lounge at New York JFK airport in Terminal 7. The airline reopened its JFK Galleries Club lounge in August following a 16-month closure due to Covid-19.
Located on the lounge’s outdoor terrace, the Aviation Gin bar finds bartenders serving Aviation American Gin alongside Betty Buzz non alcoholic mixers, a brand started by Aviation gin owner Ryan Reynolds’ wife Blake Lively.
Aviation American Gin is infused with a blend of botanicals that includes cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two kinds of orange peel. Betty Buzz mixers are made using real fruit juice, with options including Tonic Water, Sparkling Grapefruit, Meyer Lemon Club Soda, Sparkling Lemon Lime, and Ginger Beer.
“It’s an honour to welcome more of our customers back to our JFK lounge,” said Mark Murphy, British Airways’ lounge operations manager. “The Aviation Gin bar is the latest feature to our lounge, serving up some gin classics – we couldn’t think of a better mixer than the newly launched Betty Buzz. This is a truly unique opportunity, we anticipate it will be a popular addition of our lounge.”
For more information, head over to British Airways’ official website.
If you happen to be heading through London Heathrow, American Express has opened a new Heathrow Centurion Lounge—its first in the U.K. Located past security in Terminal 3, this is the third Centurion opening from AmEx this year. The new lounge hosts the first-ever Centurion tea cart, featuring a selection of both hot and cold teas as well as pastries. Bar offerings have been created by mixologist Jim Meehan and include the Wayne Collins, a mingling of a Tom Collins with a White Negroni; as well as non-alcoholic drinks like the Hare of the Fog, another Negroni riff that’s made with Seedlip spirit and Aecorn aperitifs.