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

160 calories

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

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Serve in

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist (& optional sugar rim)

How to make:

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

1 12 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
25 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
16 fl oz Créme de violette liqueur
12 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
16 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
13 fl oz Chilled water (omit if wet ice)
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Our comment:

Citrus, floral gin with a slightly sour finish. I slightly reduced the floral elements in 2020 but in keeping with the sky inspired name, this recipe retains a very faint blue tinge.

Variant:

Blue Moon

History:

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

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