The Original Aviation Cocktail

The Original Aviation Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

There are many different versions of this cocktail, some with very slight variations and others with major differences in ingredients. This is considered to be the original recipe. 


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1/6 ounce crème de violette
  • Maraschino cherry to garnish


  1. Place a martini glass into the freezer for 5 minutes to chill.
  2. Place all of the ingredients, except for the garnish, into a cocktail shaker and then fill with ice.
  3. Shake the mixture vigorously for 35 seconds to combine and then strain the mixture into the prepared glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry and serve immediately.

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