This drink was first featured in An Edible Flower Picnic, with other dishes using edible flowers provided by Marx Foods.

Flow­ers go extremely well with this crisp, flo­ral, and refreshing cock­tail. This drink is easy to make with only a few ingredients, and it seems to be great in the win­ter or the spring!

A little about The Aviation — it is one of the last great cocktails created before Prohibition, having been invented just a few years before the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment. It made its first appearance in print in 1916 in Recipes for Mixed Drinks by Hugo Ensslin, who bartended at the Hotel Wallick gin Times Square near 43rd and Broadway.

Aviation Recipe

By nicole Published: May 15, 2015

  • Yield: 1 drink

From The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy.



  1. Shake ingredients with ice and strain into chilled coupe.
  2. If desired, garnish with edible flowers.

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