Noted for its beautiful color, this old-school gin Aviation cocktail is as blue as the sky. Created before Prohibition, this staple was lost to the United States after Prohibition. Luckily, the return of lots of classic liqueurs and quality spirits put this cocktail back on the market.

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  • johngoundry86gmailcom496930998 posted 2 months ago

    Absolutely adore this!

  • godfrem posted 6 months ago

    Best aviation is from 'happiness forgets' in London. Creme de Violette is available online.

  • rose_bunny12_d674a71 posted 1 year ago

    Wow never had one

  • blinkenmick.3f4aaf3 posted 1 year ago

    The cellars in Sydney posted creme de violette to us in adelaide

  • alxxngh.6201 posted 2 years ago

    I found a recipe for Aviation in a small book titled "Old Man Drinks." It didn't have the "creme de violette"; it called basically for equal parts of Maraschino liqueur & lemon juice with a couple ounces of gin. Of course it's not blue, but yellowish from the lemonade. Still: works for me!

  • jozelle.smith posted 2 years ago

    I would love to try this but no one has the violet key ingredient.

  • stinkoid posted 2 years ago

    It's a prettier drink if you float the crème de violette.

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