Aviation Cocktail

Purple Aviation cocktail with a luxardo cherry

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This Aviation Cocktail is a gin-based drink that gets its color from crème de violette liqueur. It’s an elegant sip that hearkens back to the early days of luxury flight.


  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz Maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 oz creme de violette liqueur
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Luxardo cherry, for garnish


  • Add ice to your cocktail shaker. Fill it about halfway.
  • Add the liquid ingredients. Measure and pour in the gin, maraschino liqueur, creme de violette and lemon juice.
  • Shake. Close your cocktail shaker and give it a good shake for about 20 seconds.
  • Strain it into a cocktail glass. An Aviation drink is served straight up without ice.
  • Serve. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.

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