|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|2⁄5 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Créme de violette liqueur|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|1⁄3 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if wet ice)|
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.
My (Simon Difford) adaptation of Hugo R. Ensslin's Aviation Cocktail in his 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks.