Aviation
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Aviation
Cocktail recipe

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The Aviation cocktail is a classic and refreshing drink that dates back to the early 1900s. It was created by Hugo Ensslin, a bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New ... more The Aviation cocktail is a classic and refreshing drink that dates back to the early 1900s. It was created by Hugo Ensslin, a bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York City. The cocktail gets its name from the striking blue hue, reminiscent of the sky, that is achieved by a splash of Creme De Violette. This floral and slightly sweet liqueur pairs perfectly with the sharpness of gin and the tartness of lemon juice. The addition of Maraschino cherry liqueur adds a subtle hint of cherry to the mix, creating a complex and balanced flavour profile. The Aviation is a beloved cocktail among gin lovers, known for its smooth and refreshing taste with a hint of floral and fruity notes. This classic cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking to explore the world of mixology.

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Gin
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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26.25% | 2.1 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Lemon Juice cocktail ingredient
Lemon Juice
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
Gin cocktail ingredient
Gin
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
Maraschino cherry liqueur cocktail ingredient
Maraschino cherry liqueur
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
Creme De Violette cocktail ingredient
Creme De Violette
Teaspoon Teaspoon Teaspoon

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve
~ This recipe is best when you use maraschino cherry liqueur, and not just plain cherry liqueur. ~

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