Aviation cocktail

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Aviation cocktail
The Aviation cocktail is a classic cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice and creme de violette. The latter is a flavoured liqueur which tints the drink to a pale sky colour from which the cocktail took its name.
This classic Aviation drink recipe is a fusion of citrus and floral notes that doesn't taste overly sweet and still has a gentle kick of alcohol.
The first recipe of the cocktail appeared in 1916 in the book for mixed drinks that belonged to a German bartender living in America.
Total Time: 5 mins

Equipment

  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml gin
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 20 ml maraschino liqueur
  • 10 ml crème de violette
  • 2 blueberries (to garnish)

Instructions 

  • Fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice and shake until well-chilled.
  • Strain the liquid into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a few blueberries. Serve and enjoy!

FAQ

What are the best gin cocktails?

If you like a gin cocktail like the Aviation cocktail, we also have a roundup of the 10 best gin cocktails, it’s not official, but we think you’ll find them interesting and worth trying out.

Crème de violette is a (usually) brandy-based liqueur that gets its colour from the maceration of violets.
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