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Cocktail of the Week: Aviation

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content. Please drink responsibly.

On the ground or at 30,000 feet, this cocktail made with Aviation Gin is a perfect way to bring the world of mixology into your home. The Aviation is a beautiful combination of floral and fruit flavors balanced with lemon and brought to life with Aviation Gin. For the full Queen Bee approved experience, make sure to finish with a Luxardo cherry garnish.


  • 2 oz. Aviation Gin
  • 0.5 oz. maraschino liqueur
  • 0.25 oz. crème de violette
  • 0.75 oz. lemon juice


  1. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake until well chilled
  3. Double strain into a coupe glass
  4. Garnish with Luxardo maraschino cherries