with natural botanicals
The Aviation cocktail is a classic gin cocktail and is quite possibly the most successful variation on the Gin Sour. The Aviation cocktail still has Damrak Gin in the starring role, which elevates the cocktail with its herbs, citrus and a strong kick of alcohol.
The Aviation gets its name from the light blue colour of the cocktail that is created by adding a bar spoon of Bols Parfait Amour. It's supposed to remind you of the blue sky you see from the window of an airplane. Flying in the early 20th century was only affordable for the very wealthy and this cocktail has long lived up to its luxurious name. The Aviation is a genius cocktail invention, which continues to intrigue.
By replacing the sugar syrup with the sweet and fruity Bols Maraschino liqueur, the floral and sweet notes in the Bols Parfait Amour and reducing the lemon juice to 20 ml instead of 30 ml, you achieve an even better sweet/sour balance with much more depth.