The classic Aviation cocktail is simple, well balanced and refreshing, plus it’s crafted with ingredients that one can easily obtain: gin, fresh lemon juice and maraschino liqueur.
Like many classic cocktails, history of the Aviation’s origin is a bit cloudy, but according to David Wondrich’s Imbibe, the recipe was first printed in 1916 in Recipes for Mixed Drinks by Hugo Ensslin.
2 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3 dashes maraschino liqueur
Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.