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This is The Booze Guru’s take on the classic, Prohibition-Era cocktail: The Aviation. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the guys up in Oregon took the name “Aviation” for their gin as it’s a fantastic gin for this cocktail.  However, the hibiscus and citrus notes in Spirit Works Gin are perfectly suited for the Aviation Cocktail.

The Aviation Cocktail

Creme de Violette, Aviation Gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

  • 2 ounces Spirit Works or Aviation Gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce Luxardo
  • 1/4 ounce Creme de Violette

Add ice to a Boston Shaker. Pour in all ingredients. Shake until your hands feel like they’re going to freeze off.

Strain into a cocktail glass or champagne coupe.

Garnish with a lemon twist or Meyer Lemon peel.