1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
3 drops crème de violette, preferably Rothman & Winter
1 (1/4-inch-thick) cucumber slice


Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
Combine the vodka, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and Chartreuse in a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker halfway with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass, top with the crème de violette, and garnish with the cucumber slice

6 thoughts on “Propeller

      1. We will try it later today (you peaked our interest). You might want a side by side of an Aviation and a Last Word. Not sure what it gets you but it would be fun and certainly taste good…

    1. It is interesting. My hubby did not like it, but he did drink it.

      Not sure I would make again. A little too much going on. But it is fun to try new drinks!

  1. I’m just not sold on the user of vodka here. This is basically a cross between an Aviation and a Last Word, but with vodka instead of gin. The ideas has potential, and I’m guessing that the inventor of this drink chose to use vodka because there are already three complex ingredients here, but I really think if you switched to gin, you’d be much happier. Especially since cucumber and gin go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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