The original Aviation cocktail was first published in Hugo R. Ensslin’s 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks . Harry Craddock later printed the recipe in his 1930 publication, Savoy Cocktail Book, though his recipe was seen as a somewhat corrupt take on the drink; he had omitted the Crème de Violette - seen as a crucial element of the original. Fast forward 90 years and the Aviation still remains a classic. Here’s Karl’s take on this firm favourite.
60ml Masons English Lavender Gin
15ml Lemon Juice
- Fill a coupe glass with ice and leave to chill for 2 minutes
- Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake with ice until mixed
- Throw the ice away from the glass and fine strain the mixture into the glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry dropped in
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