Classic Aviation Cocktail in crystal glasses with brandied cherries, lemon and Aviation Gin bottle on white marble

Classic Aviation Cocktail

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 5 mintues
  • Total Time: 5 mintues
  • Yield: 1 1x


Popular in the early 1900s, this purple gin beverage is back in fashion with lemon, maraschino liqueur, and crème de violette.



  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/4 ounce crème de violette
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Brandied cherry garnish
  • Ice


  1. Add a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour all ingredients (except garnish) into the shaker.
  2. Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker frosts over.
  3. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry. Enjoy cold!