Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:06 PM
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.
Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:33 AM
Massive improvement in the bottle design, too.
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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:49 AM
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.
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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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.
Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:55 PM
It had been a while, so I made an aviation:
2 oz Malacca
1 oz lemon juice
2 teaspoons maraschino
1 teaspoon liqueur de violettes (Tempus Fugit)
To the best of my memory I'd never tried Malacca in an aviation previously. Not bad, and it makes for a pretty color. I have the feeling though, if sampled side by side, I might go with Magellan over Malacca.