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Aviation Cocktail

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The Aviation Cocktail – a classic drink that’s been delighting cocktail enthusiasts for generations. This cocktail combines the bold flavor of gin with the sweet and floral notes of maraschino liqueur and creme de violette, finished off with a splash of fresh lemon juice for a tart twist. With its balanced blend of botanicals, fruitiness, and citrus, the Aviation is a timeless choice for anyone looking to elevate their cocktail experience.

Tasting Notes

The Aviation Cocktail offers a harmonious blend of flavors that dance on the palate with each sip. The gin provides a crisp and juniper-forward base, while the maraschino liqueur adds a subtle sweetness and depth. The creme de violette contributes a delicate floral aroma and flavor, complementing the gin beautifully. The fresh lemon juice brightens the cocktail with its citrusy zing, balancing out the sweetness and adding a refreshing touch. Overall, the Aviation is a well-rounded and sophisticated cocktail that is sure to please gin lovers and cocktail aficionados alike.

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Aviation Cocktail

Aviation Cocktail

Let Your Taste Take Flight with This Timeless Elixir


  • 2 oz gin
  • 0.5 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 0.5 oz creme de violette
  • 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • brandied cherry and lemon peel for garnish


  1. In a shaker add ice, gin, maraschino liqueur, creme de violette, lemon juice, and shake very well.
  2. Strain into coupe glass, garnish with cherry and lemon peel.


The maraschino liqueur is what adds sweetness here, you can add a little more or a little less, depending on your taste.

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Tips & Tricks

Try infusing the gin with botanicals or citrus peels for added complexity.

Adjust the proportions of maraschino liqueur and creme de violette to suit your taste preferences.

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