The Aviation

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RECIPE:  The Aviation


1.5 oz gin  (I like St. George’s Botanivore in this one)

.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur

.5 oz Crème de violette

.5 oz fresh lemon juice

1 violet blossom for garnish


Shake over ice and serve in a cocktail glass. Some versions of this recipe call for less crème de violette or less lemon juice; adjust the proportions to your liking. If you don’t have a violet for a garnish, a pansy or Johnny jump-up would be a botanically appropriate substitution.