New Recipe Page: The Aviation
The Aviation was created right before prohibition and spent most of the 20th century languishing in a realm of cocktail antiquity. But recently it has clawed its way back to being one of the more prominent second tier classics. The recipe is simple enough - a gin sour with maraschino for the sweetener and a few dashes of creme de violette for added intrigue (plus a handsome shade of grayish lavender). But this isn't one of those fruity sours you'll want to knock back in three gulps. There's a surprising amount of depth here. The Aviation is best nursed slowly. It's a thinking man's cocktail.