Aviation No 1

13 Oct

I first had an Aviation at London Cocktail Week and it was a revelation to me. Light, flavourful and refreshing, the combination of flavours seemed perfect. I immediately bought a small bottle of Creme de Violette at Gerry’s and searched for a recipe.

The recipe I have used is from Diffords and is for an Aviation No 1 (an Aviation No 2 omits the violette which isn’t essential but I like the unusual flavour twist it gives as well as the subtle colour change)


The basic recipe is:

  • 1 ¾ shot gin
  • ½ shot maraschino
  • ¼ shot creme de violette
  • ½ shot freshly squeezed lemon juice

All shaken with ice or ½ shot water added

p.s. I hope you’re as in love with Monkey Alan as I am



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