Purple Aviation

Purple Aviation

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

The Purple Aviation cocktail has been described as a classic that dates back to the early 20th century. It’s a surprisingly simple combination of gin and crème de violette, giving it its distinct shade of purple. This drink has seen a recent resurgence in popularity due to its interesting appearance and delicious flavor. Purple Aviation is a great after-dinner treat or simply an excellent way to relax at the end of the day. So with its fascinating history and delightful flavor, be sure to give this cocktail a try!


  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1 tsp Crème De Violette
  • 1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • 3/4 Freshly Pressed Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz Simple Syrup

Cocktail Preparation

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds or until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

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