An elegant cocktail for a more civilized age
The aviation cocktail is something of a forgotten concoction. Gin, lemon and some exotic flavors combine for a very adventurous experience. Due to the obscure and until recently unavailable liquors it has not been widely made for quite some time but it has come back. If you can’t find creme de violette in your area it can be omitted but don’t try to substitute juice from neon cherries for the maraschino liquor as they are not similar.
- 2 oz gin
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 oz maraschino liquor
- 1/4 oz creme de violette
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice and give it a good shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with either a lemon peel or a brandied cherry.