Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Aviation" Cocktail Recipe

Take flight with this classic cocktail in the spirit of the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earheart, and Howard Hughes.

1 Luxardo Maraschino cherry
3 drops of Crème Yvette violet liqueur
1 1/2 ounces Aviation gin
1/2 ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 lemon twist garnish

• Place a Luxardo cherry in the bottom of a Martini glass
• With an eyedropper coat the cherry with Crème Yvette liqueur
• In a shaker build together Aviation gin, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and lemon juice
• Add ice, shake and strain into Martini glass
• Garnish with a lemon twist