N°5 THE Aviaton

Feel the Sky

The Aviation Cocktail is a light, floral drink made with just four ingredients, but they are not easily reconciled.

The story goes that Hugo R. Ensslins, the former head bartender of the Wallick Hotel in New York, created this classic in 1916. In addition to the conventional gin sour, he added crème de violette and maraschino, and the aviation was born.

Story & Ingredients

The story

The story goes that Hugo R. Ensslins, the former head bartender of the Wallick Hotel in New York, created this classic in 1916. In addition to the conventional gin sour, he added crème de violette and maraschino, and the aviation was born.


  • London Dry Gin
  • Italian Maraschino
  • Creme de violet
  • Sour

Ready to Drink Cocktail - Ready to serve and ready to drink!

Fill a long drink glass with ice

Pour in 5 cl and fill up with Organics Tonic Water


Garnish with lemon zest


Tip: Aviation & Tonic

5cl Aviation & Tonic Water


Costs can be recorded in the cash register to the nearest cent. The table of measurements enables immediate status control in the restaurant or in the stockroom.


Developed with restaurateurs and bartenders for restaurateurs.


Anyone can use it – regardless of whether an intern, apprentice, chef de rank or bartender. The guests always have a consistent, positive experience.


By using ready-made mixes, Ardent BATCH can give guests and restaurateurs back between five and ten minutes of their valuable time per drink.

The production

Batched with exclusively hand-picked ingredients from companies rich in tradition.

Everything about the Aviation

The Aviation Cocktail was created in 1916 by Hugo R. Ensslin, the Head Bartender of the Wallick Hotel in New York. The name Aviation comes from aviation and the sky blue color of the cocktail. The Aviation Cocktail belongs to the category of sours, more precisely to the International Sours. To prepare the cocktail is used London Dry Gin, which is made without added sugar. Other types of gin are the Distilled Gin, the Dry Gin and the Sloe Gin.

Gin is a distilled spirit made from grains or molasses, flavored with various botanicals. The exact botanical mix differs from gin to gin and gives each gin its individual aroma. Some of the most common botanicals are juniper, coriander, citrus fruits, cardamom, and angelica root.

The history of gin is closely tied to the history of medicine, as Italian monks in the 12th century learned the art of distilling spirits and began using alcohol as a base for medicine. These medicines were often based on the healing properties of juniper berries, which shows the practice of flavoring alcohol with juniper berries.

However, the gin we know today was invented in the 15th century by Dr. Franciscus Sylvius de la Boe. He combined alcohol with juniper berries to treat kidney problems and tropical fever suffered by Dutch settlers in Dutch East India. He called his invention “Genievre”, the French word for “juniper”. The drink soon became popular as a beverage and the name was shortened to “Genever” or “Jenever”. The British troops fighting in Holland in the 17th century brought “Genever” back to England and simply called the drink “gin”.

In the 18th century, taxes were levied on all spirit imports, leading to an increase in gin production in backyards and an increase in consumption. This eventually led to the passage of eight laws, known as the “Gin Acts”, between 1729 and 1751. The breakthrough was the law that forbade distilleries to produce less than 1800 liters of pure alcohol. This led to the creation of well-known brands such as Gordon’s, Plymouth, Beefeater, and Tanqueray.

The Gin and Tonic, one of the most famous gin-based drinks, was born when malaria became a problem due to the expansion of the Empire into India. The medicine tonic, taken to prevent the disease, was incredibly bitter due to the active ingredient quinine. To make it more palatable, gin and often a lemon were added.

It was not until 2008 that the minimum production of 1,800 liters required by the Gin Act of 1751 was abolished. This led to a shift in taste boundaries and the emergence of new gins on the market.
Our Aviation contains a gin from Luxardo, which has been produced since 1833. This gin brings notes of cardamom, bitter orange, cinnamon, angelica, licorice and, of course, juniper, which blend perfectly into the aviation.

Luxardo Maraschino is an Italian liqueur obtained from the distillation of Marasca cherries. It was first produced in 1821 by the Luxardo family near Trieste and has been a popular product in the bar industry ever since.
Luxardo Maraschino is made from the fruit of the Marasca cherry, which is grown in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. The cherries are pitted and then distilled. The distillate is then mixed with sugar and alcohol and then stored in oak barrels. The storage gives the liqueur its characteristic flavor and golden color.

The taste of Luxardo Maraschino is very intense and complex. It has a sweet and fruity aroma reminiscent of cherries and almonds. The taste is sweet at first, followed by a slightly bitter note and a hint of vanilla. Because of its unique flavor, Luxardo Maraschino works well as an ingredient in many classic cocktails such as the Aviation or the Martinez.
The liqueur also has a long history in the kitchen. In many traditional Italian recipes it is used as an ingredient in desserts. A well-known example is the Torta Caprese, a chocolate cake flavored with Luxardo Maraschino.
A distinctive feature of Luxardo Maraschino is the bottle in which it is sold. The bottle has a square shape and is wrapped with a wrapped paper ribbon. The bottle has remained unchanged since 1821 and has become a trademark for Luxardo Maraschino.

Luxardo Maraschino is a high quality liqueur known for its quality and unique taste. It is also an important part of the bar industry and is appreciated by many professional bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. Due to its versatility, it is also a popular product for home use.
In summary, Luxardo Maraschino is a unique liqueur made from the distillation of Marasca cherries. Its sweet and fruity aroma and intense flavor make it a popular ingredient for cocktails and desserts. The bottle in which it is sold is also a trademark of Luxardo Maraschino and has remained unchanged since 1821.

Creme de Violette is a sweet, floral liqueur made from violet flowers. It is known for its characteristic purple color and is often used as an ingredient in classic cocktails.

Originally Creme de Violette comes from France, where it became popular in the 19th century. In the 1920s, however, he began to lose popularity and eventually fell almost into oblivion.
In recent years, however, Creme de Violette has enjoyed a resurgence, prized by bartenders and cocktail aficionados for its unique color and subtle floral flavor. It is often used in classic cocktails like the Aviation, which also contains gin, lemon juice and maraschino liqueur.

Creme de Violette is made by macerating violet flowers in alcohol, adding sugar and sometimes citric acid to round out the flavor. The liqueur usually has an alcohol content of about 16 to 18 percent.
The use of creme de violette in cocktails has increased in recent years as bartenders look for new and interesting flavors to enhance their creations. Creme de Violette is often used in cocktails that are meant to have a floral note, such as Lavender Lemonade, which also contains lavender syrup and lemon juice.

Overall, Creme de Violette is a unique liqueur with a subtle floral flavor and distinctive color. Although it has gained popularity in recent years, it is still not as widely available as other liqueurs and is often only sold in specialized liquor stores or online. However, if you have the opportunity to try it, it is definitely worth a try!