As summer gets nearer and nearer, the days longer and the temperatures warmer the husband and I like to sit in the backyard enjoying what we call attitude adjustment hour.
|Lounging under the most Beautiful tree.|
This is a mini ritual that we learned from his Gran and Granddad. Two amazing people with a beautiful outlook on life. Each evening they would lounge either in their living room or on their deck staring out onto the great pacific ocean, he would have a little something (I can't remember if he had one type or switched it) on ice and she would have a glass of white wine.
Cheers to two great people….
We like to mix it up a little and use the excuse of making fancy classic cocktails to buy different kinds of spirits, liqueurs and bitters...
The Aviation Cocktail
- 2 ounces Gin (you can even buy a Gin of the same name Aviation)
- 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeeze lemon juice
- Dash of Creme De Violette
- Lemon Peel for Garnish
The intensity of colour comes from the how big or little your dash of Creme De Violette… Don’t be scared by this ingredient, it is lovely!
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice, swirl and then gently shake. Serve in martini glasses with the lemon peel garnish.. Viola a subtly kissed violette Aviation!
For Further readind about the Aviation you can read David Wondrich's Book Imbibe: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash….