A great mix of flavours, the Aviation cocktail is the perfect introduction to gin cocktails. This citrussy, lightly floral blend of gin, maraschino and lemon is a classic cocktail recipe from the Jazz Age, when aeroplanes were the latest thing and exotic enough to inspire bartenders.




  • 60mlLondon Dry Gin

  • 15mlMaraschino Liqueur

  • 10mlCréme De Violette

  • 25mlLemon Juice

2.8 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1 x Ice

  • 1 x Jigger

  • 1 x Shaker

  • 1 x Stirrer


  • Ice

    Fill a cocktail shaker with cubes of ice.

  • Pour

    Using a jigger, measure 60ml London Dry Gin, 15ml maraschino liqueur, 10ml crème de violette and 25ml fresh lemon juice into the shaker.



  • Mix

    Shake the mixture vigorously in the cocktail shaker until the surface of the shaker feels chilled.

    Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass using a cocktail strainer.


  • Garnish

    Place a cherry in the glass to garnish.

  • Grab a bite

    Get some grub in before or while you’re drinking – it slows alcohol absorption.

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