aviation-cocktail-111Aviation Cocktail
2 ounce Gin
½ ounce Luxardo Marachino Liqueur
½ ounce Crème de Voilet
¾ ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake & strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish With a lemon twist

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The cocktail known as ‘The Aviation’ was first created in the early 1900s at the Wallick Hotel of New York, by a gentleman named Hugo Ensslin. Mr. Ensslin first published this recipe in his own book, called ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks, in 1916. The creme de violet adds a slight sky blue color which perhaps inspired the name of this drink, in honor of the new aviation industry, just starting to emerge at this early time. A robust cocktail, not for the faint of heart. Wildly popular in it’s day. Cheers!