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Crème de Violette is a generic term for any liqueur with natural or artificial violet flower flavoring, with either a brandy base, a neutral spirit base, or a combination of the two.
Crème de Violette is a key ingredient in the Aviation cocktail.
50 ml Gin
12 1/2 ml Maraschino Liqueur
12 1/2 ml Lemon Juice
5 ml Crème de Violette
The Aviation was created by Hugo Ensslin, who was head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York in the early 20th Century.
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