I Believe I Can Fly
Sometimes a classic cocktail like the Aviation is best served by the book. There is nothing wrong with the Aviation just the way it is, but as curious beings we like to experiment . And experiment we did. A classic Aviation calls for gin, lemon juice, creme de violette & maraschino liqueur. It’s lovely . But the beautiful color of this cocktail just begged for some lavender, so we added in a lavender simple syrup, shook our maraschino liqueur with butterfly pea flower tea, and finally in the name of research we added a bit of tonic syrup. BAM! Not saying we wouldn’t order another original but this twist was pretty dang good. We’re calling our variation “I Believe I Can Fly” – cuz if you never try, you’ll never know.
Also, we don’t think curiosity killed the cat … it created the mousetrap . And she probably made a lot of friends Cheers to embracing our curious side.
How to: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with lavender and a brandied cherry.