This drink was first featured in An Edible Flower Picnic, with other dishes using edible flowers provided by Marx Foods.
Flowers go extremely well with this crisp, floral, and refreshing cocktail. This drink is easy to make with only a few ingredients, and it seems to be great in the winter or the spring!
A little about The Aviation — it is one of the last great cocktails created before Prohibition, having been invented just a few years before the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment. It made its first appearance in print in 1916 in Recipes for Mixed Drinks by Hugo Ensslin, who bartended at the Hotel Wallick gin Times Square near 43rd and Broadway.
By May 15, 2015Published:
- Yield: 1 drink
From The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy.
- 2 ounces gin
- ¾ ounce lemon juice
- ½ ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
- ¼ ounce Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette
- edible flowers garnish
- Shake ingredients with ice and strain into chilled coupe.
- If desired, garnish with edible flowers.
- Cuisine: Cocktails
[…] Flowers go extremely well with this crisp, floral, and refreshing cocktail. This drink is easy to make with only a few ingredients, and it seems to be great in the winter or the spring! You can get the recipe, which is from the PDT cocktail book, here. […]