Royal Cocktail (No. 1).
The Juice of 1/2 Lemon.
1/2 Tablespoonful Powdered Sugar. (Generous Bar Spoon Caster Sugar)
1 Glass Dry Gin. (2 oz Aviation Gin)
Shake well and strain into medium size glass.
Haven’t had Aviation Gin in the house for a while, but the generous folks at House Spirits in Portland, Oregon were kind enough to send this bottle along.
I don’t like it for everything, but it was tasty enough in this simple Gin Sour with an egg.
Like a lot of modern (or New Western) style gins, they include some non-traditional botanicals in their flavorings. In Aviation’s case, the big departure is Lavender. Nice, but it just doesn’t work in some drinks. Actually, IMHO, its namesake the Aviation, is one of those drinks where it really doesn’t work all that well. But that is neither here nor there.
I enjoyed it in this drink, the Royal Cocktail (No. 1), and also think it makes a fine ATTY. Other than that, you’re on your own. Let me know what you find out.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.