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The Aviation Cocktail

The Aviation may not be the most popular gin cocktail of all time, but it offers a unique flavor profile and taste quite unlike any other drink. This beautiful, clear violet cocktail features one of the most elusive liqueurs of all time: Crème de Violette, which is what gives it that amazing violet-blue color. It offers this spectacular azure cocktail a subtle floral bouquet and a light flavor profile that's perfectly balanced when mixed with fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Gin
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1
Author My Bartender


  • 2 Oz Gin
  • ¼ Oz Maraschino liqueur
  • ¼ Oz Crème de Violette
  • ½ Oz Fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish with two cherries, a candied violet, or a lemon curl


  • Gather all the ingredients
  • In a shaker filled with ice, combine the gin, liqueurs, and fresh lemon juice
  • Shake well to mix
  • Strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass
  • Add your choice of garnish, serve, and enjoy