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The Aviation Cocktail

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


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.