When I lived in Philadelphia, my husband and I would frequently wander around town stopping at local restaurants to nibble at bar snacks and have a cocktail or two. My favorite drink to order was the classic aviation but to my surprise, I always had difficult time finding a bartender who could whip this delicious drink together. I decided to prefect the recipe at home so that I could make this awesome cocktail whenever I wanted. I really love the floral notes this cocktail delivers...and the punch it gives isn't so bad either! Be careful, these will sneak up on you!
Makes 2 Cocktails
4 ounces of Hendricks Gin
1 ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 ounce Creme De Violette
1 1/2 ounces Meyer Lemon Juice (sub regular lemon juice if you can't find Meyer lemons)
2 Luxardo Maraschino Cocktail Cherries
Add the cherries to two coupe glasses.
Fill a shaker 3/4 way with ice. Add the gin through lemon juice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into the coupe glasses. Cheers!