Aviation Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

173 Calories

Styles & Flavours

Bartender

Aviation Cocktail (Difford's recipe) image

Serve in

Coupe

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist (& optional sugar rim)

How to make:

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

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Rutte Dry Gin
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Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
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Créme de violette liqueur
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Freshly squeezed lemon juice
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Chilled water (omit if wet ice)

Comment:

Benefits from a long shake/dilution. 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.

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

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