Mixology

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Try these Adelaide Gin cocktails on for size.

Aviator

The Aviator was created in the early twentieth century by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender of Hotel Wallick, New York.
The Aviator cocktail is pretty and purple, but deceptively strong. More recent versions of the Aviator leave out the Creme de Violette, but we find that it supports the florals in Adelaide Gin well.

Ingredients

60ml Adelaide Gin
15ml Maraschino Liqueur
15ml Lemon juice
Splash of Creme de Violette
Garnish: Maraschino cherry

Method

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled.
Strain into a Martini glass and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

Notes

Created in the early twentieth century by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender of Hotel Wallick, New York.
The Aviator or Aviation cocktail is pretty but deceptively strong. More recent versions of the Aviator leave out the Creme de Violette.