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Aviation Cocktail

makes 1 drink

The name of this feisty Depression-era cocktail is supposedly linked to air travel of the time -- a risky venture not for the faint of heart.

This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.



ingredients

1 1/2 dry ounces gin
3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 dash crème de violette (optional)
Ice
1 cherry (optional)

timer

prep: 5 minutes
total: 5 minutes

tools

cocktail shaker
cocktail glass

instructions

Shake all ingredients well with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry if desired.



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