Aviation Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

Aviation Cocktail (Difford's recipe) image
Serve in
a Coupe glass...
shot Rutte Dry Gin BUY
½ shot Luxardo Maraschino liqueur BUY
¼ shot Benoit Serres créme de violette
½ shot Freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ shot Chilled water(omit if wet ice)
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How to make:

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

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist (& optional sugar rim)

Comment:

Benefits from a long shake. Citrus, floral gin with a slightly sour finish.

Variant:

Blue Moon

Origin:

My (Simon Difford) adaptation of Hugo R. Ensslin's Aviation Cocktail in his 1916 'Recipes for Mixed Drinks'.

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