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2 oz Gin (Monkey 47)
1/2 oz crème de violette (Rothman and Winter)
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
The Aviation is a classic cocktail from the early Twentieth century reminiscent of an evening sky.
The gin I selected in this case, Monkey 47 adds a nice dose of spice and botanicals.
Crème de violette is floral liquor that should provide all the sweetness the drink requires. This is a must to me, as few things can provide the proper color and nose. Creme Yvette is an acceptable substitute for crème de violette.
Maraschino Liqueur is a strong flavor that can easily overwhelm a drink but brings a unique note to the mixture.
The final product can lift you into the clouds!
There is a question of whether to shake or stir the cocktail. The argument goes that juice cocktails should be shaken for aeration, but stirring in this case yields a deeper violet color. For reference, the drink pictured above was shaken.
I also prepared a version with Collective Arts Rhubarb Gin, which was delicious!
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