aviation cocktail

The Aviation cocktail: a high-flying classic

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The Aviation cocktail, a high-flying classic recipe – simple to prepare with complex flavours and an incredible glamour.
Created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York in the early 20th century, it was refined in the 1930s by Harry Craddock, head bartender of the Savoy (paid link).
This classic gin cocktail has stood the test of time. Try it out and let us know what you think…

The Aviation  cocktail recipe:


  • 30 ml of Old Tom Gin
  • 20 ml of Maraschino
  • 15 ml of fresh lemon juice


  1. Shake all the ingredient together with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  2. Garnish with a cherry. 

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