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.
- 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)
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.