This is a classic cocktail and probably the second one that I fell in love with... the first being the margarita.. But this one feels much more grown up and sophisticated!
The Aviation Cocktail
This is such a grown up cocktail... It smooth, looks classy and is perfect for drinking at the airbase which Driftwood Distillery calls home! Come and visit us at Vliegkamp Valkenburg and order one of these!
45 ml of JVS Gin
15 ml of freshly squeezed Lemon juice
22.5 ml of maraschino liqueur
7.5 ml of creme de violette
Maraschino cherry to garnish
It is best to cool your serving glass first with ice
Put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker
Add ice and add ice; Shake, but not too vigorously
Empty your serving glass of ice
Strain the liquid into your serving glass
Add a maraschino cherry as a garnish
This one is really simple to make.. The reason that you shake rather than stir the cocktail is that you want to get some ice flakes into the drink as when you serve, you won't be pouring over ice but you will want to drink it chilled! Cheers!