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Drillaud Recipe: The Aviation


We’re still hot on Drillaud French Liqueur. Why? The lineup offers great flavors at a huge savings compared to more famous brands, what with their advertising budgets and well-paid spokespeople and corporate jets and all.


Cocktail GlassAviation


2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Drillaud Creme de Violette


   Shake ingredients with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Drop in two Luxardo Marasche Cherries.


You can use any gin for this recipe, but we especially love the way the cucumber, rose pedal, and other botanicals in Hendrick’s work so well with the round, floral Drillaud Violette. The inclusion of Creme de Violette gives you a more authentic, classic Aviation. We’re excited to offer the usually tough-to-get liqueur that used to be the cornerstone of this cocktail.

The Luxardo Marashe cherries don’t give the same cheery bright red glow that regular marashino cherries do, but once you taste one you will know why we recommend them. Quite seriously, they are the best preserved cherries on the planet. People will notice them and want them. That’s why you should have two.

Cheers to Danny Culen for the inspiration for this recipe.


One thought on “Drillaud Recipe: The Aviation

  1. Try this recipe with a small batch, Old Tom option like Ransom Gin from Oregon—the richness and maltiness of this spirit contribute very well to the mix. Rated a 93 from the Bevrage Tasting Institute, this $38 small-batch spirit, plus a couple of Griottines Morello Cherries (brandy-soaked cherries from France) are the perfect addition to this recipe.

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