The Aviation

Aviation Cocktail Recipe
Aviation Cocktail Recipe

How to make an Aviation cocktail

The Crème de Violette has been quite difficult to source in the past so it is fairly common to be omitted from the recipe completely.
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  • Fill a boston glass with ice
  • Add the listed ingredients
  • Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass (or coupe-style glass)
  • Garnish with a lemon twist or maraschino cherry


The Aviation cocktail was the 2013 most searched cocktail on the internet!
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    April 5, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    4 stars
    Great cocktail but would love the opportunity to try it with creme de Violette if I get the chance.

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