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Another cocktail created in New York in the early 1900s by a certain Hugo Ensslin. It first appeared in his book ‘Recipes For Mixed Drinks’. Ensslin was a bartender at Hotel Wallick and named it the Aviation due to how much the cocktail resembled the sky. However, in the coming decades, it would be all but forgotten. Mostly because one of the drink’s primary ingredients, crème de violette liqueur, disappeared from the market during the 1960s. By the early 2000s, this floral gin cocktail resurfaced and found its place right at the height of the cocktail renaissance boom. Today, Aviation can be ordered in many speakeasies and is highly appreciated amongst gin lovers.

Cocktail Recipe

  • Chilled martini/coupe glass

  • 1.5oz of gin

  • .5oz Maraschino liqueur

  • .5oz Violet liqueur

  • .5oz Lemon juice

  • Shake/stir and strain

  • Garnish with a cherry shake


  1. Fill a martini glass with ice to chill.

  2. Add all ingredients into a mixing tin and add ice.

  3. Shake all ingredients until the tin is chilled.

  4. Dump out ice from the chilled martini glass.

  5. Strain all ingredients into your glass.

  6. Garnish with fresh or dehydrated fruit.

Stay hydrated. Drink Responsibly.

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