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Classic Aviation Cocktail

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"The most complex, oddly simple, and quite ridiculously good tasting cocktail."
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3 m servings 196
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cocktail)


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  1. Chill a cocktail martini glass in the freezer. Add ice to a shaker. Pour in gin, cherry liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake well for 1 minute (not kidding), then strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 196 calories; 0 8.2 0.1 0 12 Full nutrition

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Great cocktail! I also took the recipe picture, which is not quite right, I admit--I used cherry liqueur (which is deep ruby) instead of maraschino liqueur (which is clear like grappa). A couple...

This is sour/bitter. I couldn't find maraschino liqueur (was told that it is an "old time" thing) so I used maraschino brandy. I did a little research on both the liqueur & brandy and found th...