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After mixing up my own version of the classic Aviation Cocktail, I had a thought:  “What if I make a version of this like a French 75?”

So, I did.  And it will kick you in the skull.

The Howitzer

  • 1 ounce Aviation Gin
  • 1/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce Luxardo
  • 1/4 ounce Creme de Violette
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Italian Prosecco or a light, clean Champagne/sparkling wine

Add ice to a Boston Shaker.  Put in the gin, lemon juice, Luxardo, Violette, and syrup.  Shake until your hands feel like they’re going to freeze off.  Then shake a bit longer.

Strain into a champagne flute.  Top off with Prosecco.

Garnish with a lemon twist and maraschino cherry.