Apricot Aviation Recipe

Apricot Aviation Recipe

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

This variation on the classic Aviation cocktail highlights all the best parts of summer stone fruits. It has a bit of pucker, but still has the honeyed sweet taste of apricots.

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  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 3 minutes
  • Total time:3 minutes


  • 2 ounces London Dry gin
  • 1 barspoon Maraschino
  • 1/2 ounce apricot liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • Garnish: Lemon twist


  1. 1.

    Add gin, Maraschino, apricot liqueur, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass, garnish with lemon twist if desired, and serve immediately.