PHOTO: Mixed media illustration by Poul Lange/Random House Reference; Hayman’s London Dry, Luxardo and Rothman & Winter. The Aviation cocktail from Storied Sips by Erica Duecy
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Originally published on August 21, 2014;
The Aviation cocktail we know and love today is sky blue with floral notes, thanks to the inclusion of crème de violette. But it wasn’t always such a fitting hue. The oft-used recipe, which appeared in Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book (originally published in 1930), called for just three ingredients: dry gin, lemon juice and maraschino liqueur.
The Windsor Star: September 3, 2014; page C4
Montreal Gazette: August 30, 2014; page F4
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