Fly High With An Aviation Cocktail

Aviation Cocktail

The Aviation Cocktail is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 1900s, with its exact origins shrouded in mystery. It is believed to have been invented by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York City during the 1910s. The Aviation Cocktail has become a staple in the cocktail canon, and for good reason. It is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail with a unique flavor profile that is sure to please.

To make an Aviation Cocktail at home, you will need:

2 ounces of gin (you can also use vodka or light rum)

1/2 ounce of maraschino liqueur

1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice

1/4 ounce of crème de violette

1 barspoon of simple syrup

Garnish: Lemon twist

Glass: Coupe or martini

Ice: Crushed or cubed

Mixing Directions:

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, crème de violette, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake well until the ingredients are combined and chilled.
  4. Strain into a coupe or martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Aviation Cocktail is a great option to serve at any gathering. It is light and refreshing, and the unique flavor profile makes it a crowd pleaser. Plus, the color is simply stunning! Whether you’re looking for a pre-dinner cocktail or a post-dinner digestif, the Aviation Cocktail is sure to hit the spot.

So if you’re ready to give this classic cocktail a try, now you have all the information you need. Get your shaker and ingredients ready and get ready to take flight with the Aviation Cocktail!

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