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(recipe, Jacob Grier)


The Aviation is arguably the most famous floral cocktail, and it’s been one of the emblematic drinks of the past decade’s cocktail renaissance. If you walk into a bar and see an Aviation on the menu, odds are good that you’re in the hands of a capable bartender.


  1. 2 oz. gin
  2. ½ oz. lemon juice
  3. ⅓ oz. maraschino liqueur
  4. ⅓ oz. crème de violette
  5. Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Shake together all the ingredients, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with the lemon twist, and serve.