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Aviation Cocktail

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A cult-ish favorite among the most serious cocktail aficionados, this pre-prohibition era gin drink is making a comeback. Serve 'up' and garnish with a cherry."
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5 m servings 168
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cocktail)


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  1. Combine gin, maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with maraschino cherry.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Include ¼ oz crème de violette to enjoy the original recipe of the drink.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 168 calories; 0 5.6 0.1 0 8 Full nutrition

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This was a popular drink from the 1930's. However, this recipe is missing one important ingredient: Creme de Violette. It is what gave it the sky blue look. It's from Austria so it wasn't availa...

Coming home from a hot day at work I made this for my husband. He gave it a 5 star... Note* I used 2.5 ounces of Gin, top shelf.