Aviation Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 173 calories in one serving of Aviation Cocktail (Difford's recipe).

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist (& optional sugar rim)

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 3/4 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1/2 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
1/4 fl oz Crème de violette liqueur
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

Citrus, floral gin with a slightly sour finish.

The recipe above has been my preferred recipe for some years. However, in early 2020, I decided that the maraschino and violet were overly dominant so in a quest for harmony I reduced these to allow botanical gin notes to emerge. I then rebalanced with 5ml sugar.

45 ml Dry gin
12.5 ml Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
5 ml Crème de violette
15 ml Lemon juice
5 ml Sugar syrup
10 ml Chilled water (omit if wet ice)

Thanks to comments and emails, several months after, I came to my senses and reverted to my original recipe.

Variant:

Blue Moon

History:

An adaptation of Hugo R. Ensslin's Aviation Cocktail from his 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks by yours truly.

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