I drank my first Aviation this month at Continental in the Palace Shops at Caesar's Atlantic City. A purple drink in a martini glass that tastes like violets, gin, lemon and maraschino cherries. There is a God after all.
THE AVIATION - 2 oz London dry gin, ½ – ¾ oz fresh lemon juice, ¼ oz maraschino liqueur (Luxardo), ¼ oz crème de violette. Shake with ice, strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with brandied cherry.