Aviation Cocktail

The Aviation is a classic cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice. Some recipes omit the crème de violette and this recipe replaces it with Lavender simple syrup.


  • 100ml gin
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • 10 maraschino cherries (equivalent to 20ml)
  • 30ml Lavender simple syrup
  • ice
  • maraschino cherry and lemon zest, to garnish


  1. Macerated maraschino cherries with lemon juice then add Lavender simple syrup and mix in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour the gin over the mixture add a handful of ice and shake.
  3. Strain into 4 cocktail glasses.
  4. Taste, then add a splash of chilled soda water to dilute, if you like.
  5. Garnish with maraschino cherry and lemon zest.

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