Servings: 1 • Flavors: Sweet, Herbal • Thanks: #cocktails


Based on the original Aviation recipe, but with reduced gin and increased lemon and maraschino, to balance the cocktail a little bit away from the sometimes overpowering sourness of the original, which calls for 2 oz. gin. The creme de violette is genuinely important, and gives the cocktail its eye-catching color.


Combine in a shaker half-filled with ice. Shake intensely for 10-15 seconds, serve up in a coupe or martini glass, decorated with a lemon peel (preferably flamed).