The Aviation Recipe
David’s favorite cocktail is an Aviation, a classic, Prohibition-era cocktail or as David puts it, “obscure and delicious.” It is also very pretty.
2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
1/4 ounce Crème de Violette
Lemon twist, for garnish
Combine the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake to chill well, then strain into a cocktail glass. Drizzle the Crème de Violette into the glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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