How to Make Aviation Cocktail at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Cocktails have always been a good companion in all our parties and gatherings. A floral mix of various drinks in small amounts and a perfect balance makes them more soothing. I love cocktails and usually try them out of my curiosity. Many cocktails look similar in colour and have a common appearance. But have you ever seen any cocktail that has a purple hue? Yes, purple in color, it’s true. This cocktail that I am talking about is one of the most beautiful drinks that I have ever come across.

So what is this drink called? Today, I will reveal the name of this drink but to your surprise, I will be sharing the whole procedure to make it too. This drink is known as Aviation Cocktail. But why is it called so? The same question came into my mind after I heard this name. But before that, let me tell you this drink is an exceptional one and will make you feel like a relaxing and smoothest drink you ever had.

Talking about its name, this drink came into existence when a bartender named Hugo Ensslin made it for the first time at Hotel Wallick in New York in the early twentieth century. Soon after, this drink became a hit. But due to the unavailability of some of its ingredients, it disappeared from the market in the past. Today, it can be made at home as all the ingredients, including the crème de violette liqueur, is available.

So, let’s make our drink at home and see why this Aviation has such a reputation in the American bars and hotels.

Ingredients for Aviation Cocktail

IngredientsAmount
Gin 2 ounces 
Maraschino Liqueur ½ ounce 
Crème de Violette¼ ounce
Lemon Juice ¾ ounce 
Brandied Cherry To Garnish

These were the ingredients that you will need. Make sure you have all of them present in front of you while making this drink.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
3 Minutes                     –3 Minutes 

This is the beauty of this drink; no need to wait for anything extra. Just mix up the ingredients and enjoy. It hardly takes any time to make this Aviation drink.

Now, let’s see how to make this drink and how to begin. This step is the most important as it will tell you what to mix first. So, hold up there and get ready to taste this fantastic drink.

Aviation Cocktail Recipe

aviation cocktail
  1. Make sure all the ingredients are available and within your reach.
  2. Fill the cocktail shaker with gin, liqueurs and lemon juice. Add some ice to it as well.
  3. Shake it well and strain this drink into cocktail glasses for a good presence.
  4. Garnish with a lemon peel on the top. And enjoy.

So, how was the drink? This drink is a unique mixture of some great flavorful drinks that makes it the best choice for your parties and other functions at home. Enjoy this drink with your loved ones and have a great time.

Nutritional Breakdown of Aviation Cocktail

The nutritional breakdown of this recipe is listed below. You can have a glimpse of the list and know the exact values of the nutritional elements it carries.

Calories 181
Carbohydrates 6 gm.
Protein 0 gm.
Fats 0 gm.
Cholesterol 0 mg.

How to Make Aviation Cocktail at Home | Video

Here is a video that you can watch to make this Aviation drink at home. This video will make it more convenient for you to make this drink.

Video By: Tipsy Bartender

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