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June 1, 2020

In the video below, Gary Crunkleton, owner of the Crunkleton in Chapel Hill and the Crunkleton Charlotte, discusses his passion for classic cocktails and describes how to make the classic Aviation.

The Aviation

2 ounces London Dry gin (Tanqueray)

.25 ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur

1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 ounce simple syrup (1-to-1 sugar to water mix)

1/8 ounce creme de violette liqueur (Bitter Truth)

Pour all ingredients into a shaking tin filled with ice cubes. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Use a mesh strainer to ensure no pulp from the lemon or small ice particles get into the drink. Garnish with a skewer of three rinsed maraschino cherries from Luxardo. 

Be proud that you are enjoying one of the most delightful of the classic cocktails. Enjoy and smile!

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