Aviation Cocktail Recipe

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Aviation Cocktail

  • Author: Ingrid Visockiene
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


The Aviation is a gin cocktail that combines gin with maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice to create a sky-blue masterpiece.

With its unique colour, the best Aviation cocktail recipe captures the timeless spirit of early flight combined with sweet, sour and floral flavours.


  • 2 oz or 60 ml of Gin (Best Gin For an Aviation)
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml Crème de Violette
  • 3/4 oz or 20 ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Ice Cubes
  • Cherry or Lemon Twist (for garnish)


  1. Combine: In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake: Shake the mixture until it’s well chilled.
  3. Strain & Serve: Strain the cocktail into a chilled coup glass.
  4. Garnish: Garnish with a cherry or a lemon twist.


The Aviation cocktail dates back to the early 20th century, reflecting the excitement of the era’s aviation advancements. 

Its distinctive blue hue, thanks to the crème de violette, is reminiscent of the sky. This recipe uses 1/2 oz or 15 ml Crème de Violette to ensure the perfect colour.

  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

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