July 11, 2011


This is one of my favorites - despite it's deceptive girlish color it has a real kick from the gin. Where it came from no one knows and some recipes contains no Creme De Violette - probably because it is pretty hard to get.

Whatever the origin to me it is clearly a tribute to that time in the history of flying when it was comfortable and luxurious, before the advent of "naked" airport scanners, stale peanuts and leg cramps.
  • 6 cl gin
  • 2 cl fresh and strained lemon juice
  • 2 cl Maraschino liqueur
  • 2 cl Creme De Violette

For a clean and crisp look - I got wiser since this picture was taken - stir this cocktail with plenty of ice and then strain it into a martini glass or a cocktail coupe.

Garnish with lemon.

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