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30. June 2014 by swizzzlestick

My beloved Eva helped me to make some glasses of Daniel Shoemaker´s Brandied Cherries as presented by Jeffrey Morgenthaler on licor.com. I believe the Aviation is definitively the best drink to inaugurate our cherries.

I wondered why some Aviation recipes go with Crème de Violette, others without. In The Essential Bartender´s Guide by Robert Hess I found the explanation: “The first recorded version of this recipe was by Hugo Ensslin in Recipe for Mixed Drinks published in 1916. That version included a dash of crème de violette .. When the recipe was reprinted in Harry Craddock´s The Savoy Cocktail Book, the crème de violette was omitted, and it´s been absent ever since [what a pitty!].”

Hmm, reason enough for me to try the original version WITH Crème de Violette.


2 oz. Gin, 1/2 oz. Maraschino Liqueur, 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice, 2 generous dashes of Crème de Violette, garnish: a Cherry


Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.



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