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Aviation cocktail from the early 20th century, in NY. Originally calls for crème de violette, though it can be tricky to find.

Travis Tolmachoff

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Step 1: Cocktail Ingredients for an Aviation

Let's make sure you've got all the ingredients you need.

1.5 oz gin
1 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz maraschino liqueur
1/4 oz simple syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
Brandied cherry

Step 2: Preparation

Add all liquid in shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

Enjoy!
<p>Creme de Violette is getting way easier to find! Now it's available at my local liquor store whereas I used to have to search in the next state to find it. Great non-Creme de Violette version though!</p>

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