Drink Recipes Aviation

October 16, 2012by Blake Donaldson
Aviation Cocktail
  • Aviation Cocktail
  • 2 ounce Gin
  • ½ ounce Luxardo Marachino Liqueur
  • ½ ounce Crème de Voilet
  • ¾ ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Shake & strain into a cocktail glass
  • Garnish With a lemon twist

The cocktail known as ‘The Aviation’ was first created in the early 1900s at the Wallick Hotel of New York, by a gentleman named Hugo Ensslin. Mr. Ensslin first published this recipe in his own book, called ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks, in 1916. The creme de violet adds a slight sky blue color which perhaps inspired the name of this drink, in honor of the new aviation industry, just starting to emerge at this early time. A robust cocktail, not for the faint of heart. Wildly popular in it’s day. Cheers!