Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Gin Cocktails


Aviation cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

A classic gin sipper dating back to the turn of the 20th century, the Aviation was all but forgotten until about a decade ago. That’s when its secret-weapon ingredient, crème de violette, reappeared on the American market. Today, the cocktail is distinguished by its purple-bluish hue and floral, citrus flavors. And to that, everyone say, welcome back!


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce crème de violette or crème yvette
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: brandied cherry


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a brandied cherry.