Aviation Royale cocktail

Aviation Royale cocktail

Channel the 1920s Jazz Age with this sparkling variation on the classic Aviation cocktail. It’s based on a sophisticated combination of gin and maraschino cherry liqueur, with a splash of crème de violette for its perfume. Choose small vintage Champagne coupes to serve this intriguing cocktail in roaring 20s style.

Aviation Royale

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Serves: 1
Nutrition facts: calories fat
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  • 25 ml gin
  • 10 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp maraschino liqueur
  • Dash crème de violette
  • Well-chilled Champagne, to top up
  • Maraschino cherry, to garnish


Pour the first four ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and stir well.

Strain into a chilled Champagne coupe and top up with Champagne. Garnish with a maraschino cherry on a stainless-steel cocktail stick and serve.

From Bar Cart Style, stylist Emily Henson, Ryland Peters & Small, £9.99. Images by Catherine Gratwicke

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