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Jan 28

Cocktails: The Aviation and a True Whiskey Sour

Here are some more drinks from our session with Josh Durr.

The Aviation

  • 2 oz dry London or Plymouth gin
  • 1/2 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 oz crème de violette or Parfait Amour
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

Add ingredients to a shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

I had recently sat through a session on gin presented by Tanqueray, so I was surprised when Josh grabbed the Beefeater for this drink. He told me it’s bcause the big bold London gin flavor holds up to the rest of the ingredients. So there you go – it really does matter what type of liquor you choose per drink.

The Whiskey Sour

Are you used to whiskey sours with a mix? Now that I’ve tried a “real” whiskey sour, I am shocked at both how good it is and just how simple it is to make. Why buy a mix?

  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 1/2 ouz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Add all ingredients into a shaker with cracked ic. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Yeah, I know. Pretty simple, yes?

Editor’s Note: The above image is a random cocktail, not an Aviation, of which I have no photo.

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Posted by Michelle at 12:00 pm in Cocktails | Permalink | Comments (3)

3 Responses to “Cocktails: The Aviation and a True Whiskey Sour”

  1. js says:

    your link for Josh Durr does not work.

    Editor’s note: Thanks for the tip. All fixed! – ML

  2. Kory Eifert says:

    I agree, good stuff.

  3. [...] You can read more about this cocktail at Sippity Sup (I tried his version– I don’t like the simple syrup in this drink.  It shouldn’t be quite that sweet), too.  You can also read Michelle’s recounting of Josh Durr’s version of the Aviation. [...]

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