Aviation is a classic prohibition-ear cocktail drink, made with dry Gin, Maraschino liqueur, Creme de violette (Crème de violette, also known as liqueur de violette, is a generic term for a liqueur with natural and/or artificial violet flower flavoring and coloring with either a brandy base, a neutral spirit base, or a combination of the two) and lemon juice. Aviation is famous for it's color which is blue as sky, thanks to Creme de violette. Originally, the recipe was mentioned in 'Recipes for Mixed Drinks' by hugo r. Ensslin in 1916.
Ingredients for Aviation cocktail recipe | Liquor: Gin
- 60 ml Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
- 15 ml Maraschino liqueur
- 15 ml Fresh lemon juice
- 2 dashes of Creme de violette
- Ice cubes
Garnish: Flamed Lemon peel
Glass: Cocktail Glass
How to prepare Aviation Cocktail
- Add all the ingredients to cocktail shaker and fill with ice
- Shake well
- Strain into a chilled martini glass
- Garnish with a flamed lemon pill or you can use 2 red cherries as well
It is a classic Gin based drink, which is shaken and served straight up. The Blue Moon cocktail is made with gin, lemon juice, and crème de violette or Creme Yvette, without maraschino. So, it is very similar to Aviation coktail. You can use your favorite brand of Gin in this cocktail. LiquorOnline is an ideal place to buy Gin Online in UK. We have huge variety of Gin available in our amazon affiliated online liquor store. We have used Bombay Sapphire london dry gin for the best taste. Named in honour of Gin's popularity in India throughout British rule, Bombay Sapphire is actually a born and bred London Gin. Flavoured with the finest Juniper berries from Tuscany, these remain at the heart of the Gin's flavour, bringing out its much loved dry and herbal tang.
The spirit is triple distilled using a carter-head still, and the alcohol vapors are passed through a mesh/basket containing the ten botanicals, in order to gain flavour and aroma. This gives a lighter, more floral gin rather than the more-common 'punchy' gins that are distilled using a copper pot still. Water from Lake Vyrnwy is added to bring the strength of Bombay Sapphire down to 40.0% (UK, Canada, Australia).
Bombay Sapphire Gin