Since today is Aviation Day, I figured it’s the perfect time to share my husband’s favorite cocktail—an Aviation! He loves making craft cocktails at home and taught me how to make this gin-based drink. It got this name because it’s the color of the sky and it’s fitting that Rob enjoys it so much since he is a pilot. I’ve surprised him a few times by having this cocktail waiting for him when he comes home from work. I’m quite the pro at making it now, if I do say so myself :)
- 2 oz. gin
- 1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur (Luxardo)
- 1/4 oz. creme de violette
- juice from half of a lemon
- lemon peel for garnish
Fill shaker 3/4 full with ice. Add all ingredients and shake well. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel.