The Naught Aviation

Fly back to the 1920s with one of Naught’s favourite cocktails. First published in 1916 in Ensslins ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks’, this slightly sour, floral number pays homage to the aviation industry that was born out of this era.⁠

If you haven’t had an Aviation at Naught, you don’t know what you’re missing! This beautifully coloured cocktail melds citrus and sweetness while subtle floral elements shine through.⁠ ⁠

Shown here with its distinctive purple/blue hue. Its appearance has changed over the decades due to the unavailability of some of its key ingredients, like crème de violette. The citrus backbone on Naught’s Overproof Gin supports this cocktail without overpowering the floral aspect. This is undoubtedly a cocktail that requires carefully balancing its components, as less is more when it comes to floral. ⁠


  • 50ml Naught Classic Dry Gin
  • 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 5ml Violet Liqueur
  • 5ml Sugar Syrup

Make it like this:

Pour all the ingredients into the shaker and shake vigorously for approximately 8-10 seconds. Taste the ingredients to check you have the right balance of flavour. Fine strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass and garnish with a Luxardo maraschino cherry.