The Aviation is a classic cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice. Some recipes also include crème de violette. It is served straight up, in a cocktail glass. The Aviation was created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, in the early twentieth century. The first published recipe for the drink appeared in Ensslin's 1916 Recipes for Mixed read more...