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Aviation Cocktail Recipe

Mixology Bartender Kit with Stand

Silver Bar Set Cocktail Shaker Set for Drink Mixing. Bar Tools include a Martini Shaker, Jigger, Strainer, Bar Mixer Spoon, Tongs, and Opener.




Recipe Ingredients

How to Make the Cocktail

  1. Add the 2oz of Gin, 2/3oz of Marachino liqueur, 1/3oz of Creme de Violette, and 1/2oz of Lemon Juice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake for 10-15 seconds
  3. Strain the mix into your Couple or Martini glass
  4. Garnish the Aviation cocktail

Alterations, Substitutions & Variations

Glass To Use

Alternative & Similar Cocktails


Does an Aviation Cocktail Require Aviation Gin?

No, the Aviation Cocktail does not require Aviation brand Gin to be used in the cocktail recipe. That said, Ryan Reynolds would probably prefer that you did use Aviation Gin to make the mixed drink.

What is the Aviation cocktail and The Blacklist?

The Blacklist is a television series. Apparently the 145th Episode: The Freelancer, made reference to the cocktail. According to IMDB Trivia, it [Aviation], is,

"The drink that Red orders for Agent Keen is a classic cocktail called an Aviation. First published in 1916, it was meant to symbolize the wonder of the quickly expanding field of aviation. The Aviation is made with top-shelf gin, Maraschino liqueur, Crème de Violette and fresh lemon juice. Normally the drink would appear a much lighter blue, reminiscent of the sky, hence the name."

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