• Aviation (Richo's Bar Snacks)Source: Richo's Bar Snacks

The Aviation cocktail is made with gin and two liqueurs: maraschino, which tastes like cherries, and creme de violette, made from violet flowers, which gives the drink its pretty purple colour.




Skill level

Average: 3.5 (22 votes)


  • ice cubes
  • 45 ml gin
  • 15 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 25 ml maraschino liqueur
  • 5-10 ml violet liqueur
  • maraschino cherry, to garnish

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


  1. In a Boston shaker, pour gin, lemon juice, maraschino and violet liqueur over ice.
  2. Shake Boston shaker and a mixing glass vigorously, combining and chilling the ingredients.
  3. Pour cocktail through a strainer into a cold glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry. 


This recipe is from Richo's Bar Snacks on SBS Food (Channel 33). Stream episodes via SBS On Demand.