Though bartenders love this pre-Prohibition gin drink, it was a mystery for many years why it was called the Aviation. Turns out one of the definitive sources had omitted an ingredient from the original: crème de violette liqueur. In addition to adding a nice floral note, the crème de violette turns the drink a pale blue, just like the sky. Cocktail mystery solved.
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I had this cocktail at the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station on my last visit to New York. It was wonderful, I am so glad to have the recipe.
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