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Aviation Cocktail Recipe

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Aviation Cocktail

Aviation Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

The Aviation Cocktail is one of those with a mysterious past. We really don't know who first created it but, according to David Wondrich's Imbibe!, it was first printed in a 1916 book by Hugo Ensslin called Recipes for Mixed Drinks. The drink has remained popular over the years and recently became one of the classics for aficionado imbibers to try.

Until recently, the creme de violette was often left out of the mix, but even the smallest amount of the liqueur adds depth and color to the cocktail.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a flamed lemon peel.
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