Meet my new favorite cocktail, the Aviation. It’s a classic, but a less common one–perhaps because the ingredient creme de violette is so hard to come by.
The recipe consists of:
- 1.5 oz gin
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- .75 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
- a dash of creme de violette
Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry. I like to use amarena cherries that have been “bourboned.” If you don’t have creme de violette then elderflower liqueur makes a nice substitute.