National Gin Day ~ Aviation
November is Aviation History Month and today is National Gin Day. This is the perfect time to share this lovely cocktail recipe.
Known for its beautiful color, the Aviation was created before Prohibition and has regained popularity with the resurgence of many classic liqueurs.
In a shaker filled with ice, shake:
2 oz. dry gin
1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur*
1/4 oz. crème de violette**
3/4 oz. lemon juice
Strain and serve in a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a cherry and/or lemon twist.
Definitely give this classic revival a try. Cheers!!!
* Luxardo is a common brand of maraschino liqueur
** Crème Yvette can be substituted for the crème de violette. Crème Yvette adds fresh berries, spices, and vanilla with the violets.