We’ve been doing a little history here at The Aerie in the evening, and that’s involved probing back into cocktails from the early 20th century. Last week, we tried The Blinker with success, so this week I thought we’d try another one.
When Imbibe published its list of the 25 most important cocktails of the last 100 years, the Aviation was on the list. I’ve heard that this drink is making a reappearance on many bar’s lists, so I thought we’d give it a try
- 2 oz gin
- ½ oz lemon juice
- ½ oz maraschino liqueur
- ¼ oz crème de violette
Everything is added into a cocktail shaker with ice, shaken well and strained into a cocktail glass (I used a coupe). Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
I used a clean gin (Bluecoat) and the crème de violette added just sweetness to offset the lemon-maraschino. Great drink.
Good to see a lot of these drinks from bygone era get dusted off!