Cocktail Recipe: Aviation-ish Sour
Aug 02, 2018 • McKenzie Toma
It tastes how a day-drunk nap in a springtime garden smells—you know what we mean?
Bright, floral, refreshing, and unusually Kool-Aid hued—the Aviation cocktail is an easy-to-pull off but very impressive summertime drink. Not to mention that it looks totally dreamy next to our Taro dinnerware .
The key ingredient here is Crème de Violette. It's a french liqueur that has a lovely violet flavor that really can't be replaced. You should be able to find it at most specialty liquor stores. We particularly like the Rothman & Winter brand.
Aviation-ish Sour1.5 oz Gin.75 oz Lemon Juice.25 oz.Crème de Violette.5 oz. Hibiscus Rose Syrup*1 Egg White
Classic Aviation2 oz Gin.5 oz Crème de Violette.25 oz Lemon Juice.25 oz Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo is your best bet)
*Hibiscus Rose Syrupmakes 1 cup syrup1/2 cup Brewed Hibiscus Tea1/2 cup Sugar1 tsp Rosewater