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The Aviation

A classic but hard to make cocktail

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Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
2 oz Gin[ Add ]
12 oz Maraschino Liqueur[ Add ]
14 oz Crème de violette[ Add ]
12 oz Lemon Juice[ Add ]
Method: On the rocks
Glass: Cocktail
  1. Shake all ingredient with ice in a shaker.
  2. Strain in a cocktail glass.
  3. Decorate with a Maraschino cherry

Volume: 3.2 oz
Alcohol units: 2.9 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 30%


Times viewed: 47305
Average Score: 7.8 (4 votes)

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According to Wikipedia:
The Aviation was created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, in the early twentieth century.

Many later bartenders leave out the difficult-to-find violet liqueur.

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Added by David on
Last updated on 2010-05-06 20:42:43
Status: Approved