This drink is a variation on the wonderful Aviation Cocktail (see related recipe), but it uses grapefruit juice instead of lemon juice. The special ingredient in both is maraschino liqueur, and Jason Wilson recommends Luxardo.
- 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (from 1/2 of a large grapefruit)
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 dash maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
- 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish
Fill a mixing glass two-thirds full with ice, then add the grapefruit juice, gin and dash of maraschino liqueur. Stir vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the cherry.
From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.
Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.
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