Classic Aviation Cocktail

Classic Aviation Cocktail

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  • Prep

    3 m
  • Ready In

    3 m
NYRudy
Recipe by  NYRudy

“The most complex, oddly simple, and quite ridiculously good tasting cocktail.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 cocktail

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Directions

  1. Chill a cocktail martini glass in the freezer. Add ice to a shaker. Pour in gin, cherry liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake well for 1 minute (not kidding), then strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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Reviews (2)

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Lorem Ipsum
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Lorem Ipsum

Great cocktail! I also took the recipe picture, which is not quite right, I admit--I used cherry liqueur (which is deep ruby) instead of maraschino liqueur (which is clear like grappa). A couple drops of liqueur de violet will give it the old pale sky-blue color. Also used slightly less lemon juiceā€”b/c I like it in the background, adding just a touch of brightness.

SLS73
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SLS73

This is sour/bitter. I couldn't find maraschino liqueur (was told that it is an "old time" thing) so I used maraschino brandy. I did a little research on both the liqueur & brandy and found they are quite similar because both are made using the cherry pits (which is where the bitterness comes from). I would guess the liqueur may be a bit sweeter which may make all the difference in this recipe. If you like a stiff, dry drink you may like this. I like dry but the bitterness.........

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (1 total)

  • Calories
  • 196 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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