Governor Inslee extended the stay at home order for the state of Washington to last until the end of May. Now as much as I wholeheartedly agree that it was the right thing to do, it might be time for a beverage… a strong one. Introducing the classic aviation cocktail!
LOOK at it! It’s delicious, fun and purple.
Now you may be surprised because I’m generally a Bombay Sapphire kinda gin lover but since the name of this beverage is literally the classic aviation cocktail, I thought it was high time I try Aviation Gin. Why you might ask?
One: Ryan Reynolds.
Two: Really fabulous gin. Compared to Bombay, I found it to be a little more on the mellow side. Perfect for mixed cocktails!
Three: Ryan Reynolds. Blake Lively. Enough said but I’ll say more.
Four: Aviation Gin is doing this REALLY cool thing until the end of the May. You can order it online and have it delivered to your home (UM YES) and 30% of the proceeds go to the United States Bartenders Guild.
Five: Blake Lively’s character in A Simple Favor uses Aviation Gin for all her martinis and we all know how much I LOVE that movie.
Plus it just pairs SO well with this drink. The name, the flavor, all of it.
Grab your classic aviation cocktail and gimme a cheers to getting through another month of quarantine together! Recipe below 🥂.Print
Popular in the early 1900s, this purple gin beverage is back in fashion with lemon, maraschino liqueur, and crème de violette.
- 2 ounces gin
- 1/4 ounce crème de violette
- 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Brandied cherry garnish
- Add a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour all ingredients (except garnish) into the shaker.
- Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker frosts over.
- Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry. Enjoy cold!