Aviation Cocktail | Peri's Place For Recipes

Aviation Cocktail


  • 1-1/2 oz Gin
  • 1/2oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2oz Luxardo Maraschino
  • 1/4oz Creme de Violete


Add all ingredients to shaker with crushed ice and shake well. 
Serve in an iced martini glass with a lemon peel garnish.

Good to Know

For the gin, I prefer Tanqueray 10 which is less bold than Bombay Sapphire, which might over power the Creme de Violette. Always use fresh squeezed lemon juice. For a drier cocktail increase the gin to 2oz. 

The Creme de Violette can be hard to find, but the Aviation requires this rare ingredient - and without the Creme de Violette it's just not an Aviation.

In 1965 the rarity of Creme de Violette was a plot element in The Avengers.