One of our new favorite drinks, which makes excellent use of maraschino liqueur, is the Aviation cocktail. Of course it’s new to us, but the Aviation goes back almost a hundred years. The creme de violette is actually optional in this recipe, so don’t fret if you haven’t got any on hand. I like it though, because not only does it add more dimension to the flavor, but it also gives this cocktail a cloudy appearance which is as pretty as it is appropriate.
3 oz gin
1 1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz creme de violette
Combine all ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.