Grey Ghost
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Grey Ghost
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.56 / 5
A variant of the Aviation, this cocktail gets its name from its distinctive blue-grey hue. The relatively larger proportion of crème de violette, combined with the dash of Blue curaçao, ... more A variant of the Aviation, this cocktail gets its name from its distinctive blue-grey hue. The relatively larger proportion of crème de violette, combined with the dash of Blue curaçao, creates this unique colour and helps to mellow the tartness of the original drink.
Base ingredient
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Creme De Violette
Alcohol content
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25.22% | 2.85 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Lemon Juice cocktail ingredient
Lemon Juice
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
Gin cocktail ingredient
Gin
60ml 2oz 6cl
Maraschino cherry liqueur cocktail ingredient
Maraschino cherry liqueur
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
Blue Curaçao cocktail ingredient
Blue Curaçao
Dash Dash Dash
Creme De Violette cocktail ingredient
Creme De Violette
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients over crushed ice in a shaker, and shake vigorously until very cold and slightly frothy
Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve
~ I like to use a botanical or citrusy gin for this drink, such as Bombay Sapphire East or Tanqueray Rangpur, as I think the fruit and flower notes of the remaining ingredients are nicely complementary. Only use a small dash of Blue curaçao, too much will make the cocktail too blue. ~

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