Winter is finally over, the snow all melted away at last. Summer might not be quite here yet, but a Summer-y cocktail for milder nights can be enjoyed. This one is a variation of the Aviation, but despite the ancestry and the name of the gin, this is not the place for the mild Aviation gin. Something juniper-forward is called for, so Tanqueray is a good choice:
1.5 oz gin (Tanqueray)
0.5 oz Cointreau
0.5 oz creme de violette
0.5 oz lime juice
Shake with ice, strain into champagne flute.
It’s a pleasant fairly light tasting thing with a nice bluish-purple look to it. Add to a mild moonlit night and accompany with Moonlight Cocktail [Glenn Miller].