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Aviation Cocktail Recipe

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

A 20th-century drinks innovation Aviation was introduced in Hugo Ensslin’s self-published 1916 book, Recipes for Mixed Drinks and whose artistic flair added crème de violette alongside gin, lemon juice, and Maraschino cherry liqueur to give its distinctive purple flourish.


Aviation


Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 oz of gin

  • 1 3/4 oz of lemon juice

  • 1 3/4 maraschino liqueur

  • 3/4 oz of crème de violette

  • Ice

  • Use blueberries and lemon zest to garnish



Assembly

Combine the gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and crème de violette into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Add a dash of chilled water to dilute. Strain into four chilled cocktail glasses and garnish with blueberries and lemon zest.


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