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

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 34 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
12 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
14 fl oz Créme de violette liqueur
12 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
14 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Comment:

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

Variant:

Blue Moon

About:

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

For the full story behind the origins of the Aviation and its many variations see our Aviation page.

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