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
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a brandied cherry.