Friday, January 25, 2013

TGIF Cocktail: The Aviation

This is for everyone who had to travel by plane this week, for business or pleasure.

Let's face it, flying isn't much fun.  
Will  my bag fit in the overhead bin?  Take off your shoes.  Flight delays.  Not enough leg room.  Ugh!   Well there's a drink for that.  It's called The Aviation.
This classic gin drink was created in 1917 when flying was glamorous and people dressed up to fly.  Wow, what a concept!  Three simple ingredients make up The Aviation.
  • 2 ounces of gin
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
1 teaspoon crème de violette is classic but not necessary
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake for 10 seconds and strain into cocktail glass.  Garnish with cherry or lemon slice.

Hubby is strictly a beer and wine guy but gave this a try.  His comment, "this is not a girlie  drink".  So there you have it.  Don't wait for a layover at the airport to try this drink, why not try The Aviation tonight?

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