The origins of Aviation Cocktail remain rather murky. Some sources, such as David Wondrich’s “Imbibe!”, tell it was first printed in a 1916 book by Hugo Ensslin called “Recipes for Mixed Drinks”. Aviation has established itself as a popular mixture over the years and recently was dubbed one of the classics for aficionado imbibers.
* 2 oz gin (60 m)
* 1/2 oz liqueur Maraschino (15 ml)
* 1/2 oz lemon juice (15 ml)
* 1 or 2 maraschino cherries
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
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