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Good Cheers: The Aviation Cocktail from Our Restaurants

Phew! You made it over the first holiday hurdle. Congratulations, you’ve won a drink. Take some time before Christmas to recharge with a classic cocktail that’s also making a comeback. This lemony botanical martini is the refreshing burst of alcohol-infused hydration you need to get you on to the next leg of your present shopping and party planning. A maraschino cherry and a touch of floral liqueur bring this tipple to the next level.

And if you need a break during your intrepid errand running, you can always stop in at a Nordstrom restaurant to have an Aviation prepared for you. Hit pause for a minute before getting back in the gift-hunting game. 

Ingredients:

1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained
1/2 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz crème de violette liqueur
2 1/2 oz well gin
1 scoop ice
1 maraschino cherry

Instructions: 

  1. Chill the martini glass with ice.
    The Aviation cocktail from Nordstrom restaurants
  2. In a pint glass, add lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, gin and ice.
  3. Cap and shake vigorously, about 20 times.
    The Aviation cocktail at Nordstrom restaurants
  4. Strain cocktail into the martini glass.
    The Aviation cocktail at Nordstrom restaurants
  5. Add a maraschino cherry (and lemon wheel, if you like) as garnish.

The Aviation cocktail from Nordstrom Restaurants

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Enjoy!

Photography by Matthew Sumi
Mixology by Kyrie MacIntyre