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#211 DianaB

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:06 PM

Many thanks for your comments in respect Aviation gin. Will keep reading these forums until my half bottle of Violette arrives, will select gin then since it is easier to source, hope it doesn't take too long because I'm really looking forward to my first Aviation...

#212 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

What Violette do you have on order?  I must say aviations can be pretty nice!  My current favorite gin for aviations is Magellan.



#213 DianaB

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:17 AM

I've ordered a half bottle Serres Benoit from this company:
http://www.saveurs-o...lette-35cl.html

Having noted that little is needed for each cocktail I decided against a full bottle at this stage.

#214 Adam George

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:33 AM

I'll echo the other two. Aviation gin was nice, but I don't think it's an essential stock. I certainly won't be stocking it.

Massive improvement in the bottle design, too.
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#215 DianaB

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:49 AM

The Luxardo Maraschino and the Liqueur à la Violette have arrived. I tried to order Luxardo cherries but it seems these are out of stock everywhere (or ridiculously expensive) just now. Having read the topic on making Maraschino cherries we'll have a go at that for the longer term. Too impatient for a first attempt at this cocktail we will enjoy it with a factory red cherry.

I have a question in respect of cherry making but I will post it on the Making Maraschino topic in attempt to respect the various threads.

#216 EvergreenDan

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:35 AM

I recommend you forgo the cherry rather than use neon. Except maybe for Tiki garnishes, which are intentionally tacky.


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

I recommend you forgo the cherry rather than use neon. Except maybe for Tiki garnishes, which are intentionally tacky.

 

I would concur. I don't typically garnish an Aviation anyway and I don't remember that it is routinely called for.


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#218 Craig E

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 02:40 PM

The Luxardo Maraschino and the Liqueur à la Violette have arrived. I tried to order Luxardo cherries but it seems these are out of stock everywhere (or ridiculously expensive) just now. Having read the topic on making Maraschino cherries we'll have a go at that for the longer term. Too impatient for a first attempt at this cocktail we will enjoy it with a factory red cherry.

There may also be a happy medium between the syrupy dyed abominations, and the hassle/expense of imported or homemade cherries. My local grocer carries these cherries with no artificial additives. I think they're great. Good in an Aviation (though I agree, not necessarily essential), outtasite in a Left Hand

I wouldn't try to talk you out of making your own if you're up for it, but wanted to let you know of another possible option.


Edited by Craig E, 04 September 2014 - 02:44 PM.