Aviation

Total Time
3mins
Prep
3 mins
Cook
0 mins

This recipe is from Eben Freeman, bartender of Tailor Restaurant in New York City. For this classic cocktail, essentially a gin sour with a cherry garnish, Freeman believes that the quality of the ingredients is paramount. He prefers Maraska maraschino liqueur, which has a cleaner and less funky flavor than other brands, and he replaces the traditional, artificially flavored maraschino cherry with a homemade version. For instructions on making homemade maraschino cherries, see the bartender's note, below, or simply substitute a pitted fresh cherry.

Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In cocktail shaker, combine lemon juice, gin, maraschino liqueur, and simple syrup.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into chilled coupe glass and drop in cherry.
  4. Bartenders Note:
  5. To make homemade maraschino cherries: Fill a mason jar or sealable crock with pitted Bing cherries, add Maraska maraschino liqueur to cover, seal the jar, and let stand at least 3 months and up to 1 year.
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Yummo!!! Gin is my favorite liquor. I made this using agave for the simple syrup and Roses Grenadine. Served in small coup glasses enough for 4. Thanks