The Aviation (Virgin Clubhouse Cocktails)

The Aviation (Virgin Clubhouse Cocktails)

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15ml Luxardo (branded) Maraschino
7.5ml Crème de violette
15ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice


Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass. Zest with a lemon twist and then discard. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


The legendary Aviation gin cocktail is said to have been created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick, Times Square, New York, and was first recorded in his 1916 cocktail book ‘Recipes for mixed drinks’. Containing only four ingredients: gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur and crème de violette, it is this ingredient that gives a subtle pale sky-blue hue, and inspired the cocktail’s name.

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