Tanqueray Aviation

Tanqueray No.Ten Gin chilled with Fresh Citrus and Sour Cherry that's served straight up over a layer of Creme de Violette - it's paradise in a glass!

Tanqueray Aviation


  • 50ml

    Tanqueray London Dry Gin

  • 25ml

    Lemon Juice

  • 12.5ml

    Maraschino Liqueur

  • 5ml

    Creme de Violette

  • 1

    Cherry (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Martini Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1


  • 1

    Cocktail Shaker

  • 1

    Hawthorne Strainer

  • 1

    Fine Strainer



  • Preparation
    1. Shake all the liquid ingredients with Ice.
    2. Fine strain into a chilled Martini Glass.
    3. Garnish with a Cherry.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    20.9 g per serve

Interesting facts

The Aviation is shaken and served neat. It is essentially a Gin Sour, but instead of just sugar syrup, the sourness of the lemon juice is balanced by the sweetness of the Maraschino Liqueur and occasionally Crème de Violet Liqueur. It has appeared in numerous motion pictures and television programmes, such as The Aviator and Mad Men.

History of the drink

The Aviation is a classic cocktail from the early 1900s. It is believed to have been invented by Hugo Ensslin, the head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York City. The Aviation was first published in Ensslin's 1916 book Recipes for Mixed Drinks. The Aviation became popular in the 1920s, but fell out of favor during Prohibition. It was revived in the 1930s and has been popular ever since.