About the Recipe
Aviation Cocktail – Complex & Floral
The vintage Aviation Cocktail is a delightful, elegant, and complex libation. It is a classic gin-based cocktail from the depression era, and associated with the air travel of the time. It dates back to the early 1900s and was probably a popular drink, and then dropped off the map. It is having a revival, thanks to the gin renaissance and the internet. For a while, crème de violette was very difficult to find because the floral taste went out of fashion. Luckily, you can now find it at at high end liquor stores or online. The crème de violette smooth floral flavour is really what makes this martini fly.