The Aviation – Cocktail

Aviation Cocktail

So this week we had reason to celebrate, our website went live. Also we have potentially secured Cecil a part in a film being shot in Cornwall. So on Saturday we decided to celebrate in the only way we know how…Cocktails!

So we would like to introduce the Aviation – A delicious classic Gin cocktail, which is a refreshing combination of Gin (Tarquins Cornish Gin), Maraschino, Creme de Violette, Lemon and a Luxardo Maraschino cherry for garnish. Created by Hugo Ensslin at New York’s Hotel Wallick in the early 1900’s, the Aviation has become a firm favourite of Gin lovers. Its floral, refreshing and certainly packs a punch. Although the ingredients below may not be a staple of everyones home bar, we do recommend getting a bottle of Maraschino. There are many cocktails that can be created using this wonderfull ingredient so its a usefull addition to any home bar.


Glass Type: Martini or Coupe

  • 60ml Tarquins Gin
  • 15ml maraschino liqueur
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 7.5ml Creme de Violette
  • Lemon zest (to spritz)
  • Luxardo Maraschino Cherry for garnish


Shake the first four ingriendients with ice, and fine strain into glass. Squeeze oil from the lemon zest over the surface of the drink and discard. Garnish with a Luxardo Maraschino cherry.

The final step is to drink  quickly and get making another one!

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