Aviation Cocktail

The Aviation cocktail uses a touch of one of the lesser known and harder to find liqueurs in the world: creme de violette. It’s just what it sounds like – a liqueur that tastes like violets.

Aviation Cocktail recipe: gin, Creme de Violette, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice

This drink recipe combines that touch of violet flavor with a double dose of gin, a good amount of lemon juice and a touch of maraschino liqueur. The overall flavor is citrus with notes of herbs and flowers and that bit of cherry to bring it all together. It’s mostly familiar, but with a hint of something unique and hard to place, but enjoyable.


  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce creme de violette
  • 1/4 maraschino liqueur

Pour ingredients into a martini glass and stir. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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