The Aviation Cocktail

This classic cocktail used to be a bar standard; it's time for it take flight once again
The Aviation Cocktail

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Created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, The Aviation cocktail was incredibly popular before prohibition put a damper on all the fun. For some reason it didn't bounce back after the ban was lifted, but we're doing our part to raise awareness by raising a glass to this delicious drink.

This recipe comes courtesy of Liquor.com.

1
Servings
227
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Ounces  gin
  • 1/2  Ounce  maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4  Ounce  crème de violette or Crème Yvette
  • 3/4  Ounces  lemon juice
  • Cherry, lemon twist, or sugar for garnish (optional)

Directions

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Shake, and strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a cherry, lemon twist, or sugar rim if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
11mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
10mg
1%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
31mg
2%
Water
60g
2%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.