Aviation Cocktail Recipe
An Aviation Cocktail Recipe from the 1900’s pre-prohibition era that merges gin, Creme de Violette Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and Maraschino Liqueur to create a drink displaying a gorgeous purple hue. This classic craft cocktail hints at a delightful floral touch with a balance of both sweet and sour.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- 2 ounces Empress 1908 Gin, chilled
- 1/2 ounce Maraschino Liqueur, chilled (I prefer Luxardo)
- 3/4 ounce Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1/4 ounce Creme de Violet Liqueur, chilled (I prefer Rothman and Winter)
- Edible Glitter for garnish (optional)
- Edible Flowers for garnish, I used Pansies (optional)
- Pour 2 ounces Empress 1908 Gin, 1/2 ounce Maraschino Liqueur, 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 1/2 ounce Creme de Violet Liqueur into an ice-filled cocktail mixing glass. Stir for about 30 seconds until the drink is cold.
- Strain and pour the ingredients into a chilled coupe or martini glass.
- Sprinkle edible glitter on top and add an edible pansy (optional).
- You’ll need both Empress 1908 Gin and the Creme de Violette to produce that rich purple look that is seen in this post.
- The Aviation is typically served in a coupe or a martini glass which displays the visual glamour of this drink.
- You can make a large pitcher for a group of guests by multiplying the ingredients by how many people you are serving. Add all of the ingredients to a large pitcher, cover, and store in the refrigerator for a day or two. When you are ready to serve, add ice to the pitcher and stir until fully chilled. Strain the mixture into individual glasses and garnish.
- Serving Size: 1 Cocktail Glass
- Calories: 211
- Sugar: 11 g
- Sodium: 0 g
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 21 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 g
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