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The Aviation Cocktail

This classic cocktail used to be a bar standard; it's time for it take flight once again
The Aviation Cocktail

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Created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, The Aviation cocktail was incredibly popular before prohibition put a damper on all the fun. For some reason it didn't bounce back after the ban was lifted, but we're doing our part to raise awareness by raising a glass to this delicious drink.

This recipe comes courtesy of Liquor.com.

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces gin
  • 1/2 Ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 Ounce crème de violette or Crème Yvette
  • 3/4 Ounces lemon juice
  • Cherry, lemon twist, or sugar for garnish (optional)

Directions

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Shake, and strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a cherry, lemon twist, or sugar rim if desired.

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