Aviation Gin Cocktails (2023)

Aviation Gin Cocktails (1)


Tom Collins

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Simple Syrup
Top with 2 oz Club Soda

Combine all ingredients except Club Soda into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into Collins glass filled with Ice. Top with Club Soda and garnish with Lemon Slice.


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Negroni Upgrade

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.75 oz Bitter Aperitivo Liqueur
0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
Orange Twist

Combine all ingredients into mixing glass with Ice. Stir, then strain into Rocks glass with Ice. Garnish with Orange Twist.


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Ovation

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz Club Soda
Orange Slice

Pour Aviation Gin into Collins glass filled with Ice. Top with Club Soda and garnish with Orange Slice.


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Bee's Knees

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Clover Honey Syrup

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into glass with Ice. Garnish with Lemon Peel.


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Rickey Reynolds

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz Club Soda
Lime Wheel

Pour Aviation Gin into Collins glass filled with Ice. Top with Club Soda and garnish with Lime Wheel.


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The Southside

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Simple Syrup
6 Mint Leaves

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into glass with Ice. Garnish with Mint Leaves.


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The Amelia Earhart

1 oz Aviation American Gin
2 oz Sparkling Wine
1 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Rhubarb Jam Syrup

Combine all ingredients except Sparkling Wine into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into Flute glass and top with Sparkling Wine.


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Hugo's Martini

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.5 oz Dry Vermouth
1 Dash Orange Bitters
Lemon Peel

Combine all ingredients into mixing glass with Ice. Stir, then strain into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with Lemon Peel.


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The Aviation

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
0.25 oz Simple Syrup
1 tsp Crème De Violette

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into Coupe glass with Ice. Garnish with brandied Cherry.


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American G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz Tonic Water
Lemon Wheel
Lime Wheel

Pour Aviation Gin into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Lemon & Lime Wheel.


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Aromatic G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz Tonic Water
Grapefruit Wedge
Mint Sprig

Pour Aviation Gin into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Grapefruit Wedge & Mint Sprig.


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Botanical G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz Tonic Water
Cinnamon Stick
Orange Peel

Pour Aviation Gin into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Cinnamon Stick & Orange Peel.


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Berry G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz Citrus Tonic Water
Juniper Berries
Strawberry Slices

Pour Aviation Gin into glass filled with Ice and top with Citrus Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Juniper Berries & Strawberry Slices.


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Sweet & Sour G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz Tonic Water
Passion Fruit Half
Lemon Wheel

Pour Aviation Gin into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Passion Fruit Half & Lemon Wheel.


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Spa G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz Citrus Tonic Water
0.5 oz Cucumber Juice
Lime Wheel
Mint Sprig

Pour Aviation Gin & Cucumber Juice into glass filled with Ice and top with Citrus Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Lime Wheel & Mint Sprig.

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Sunrise G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Bitter Aperitivo Liqueur
3 oz Tonic Water
Mint Sprig

Pour Aviation Gin & Bitter Aperitivo Liqueur into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Mint Sprig.


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O' Mary G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz Tonic Water
Orange Wedge
Rosemary Sprig

Pour Aviation Gin into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Orange Wedge & Rosemary Sprig.


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Blackberry G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.5 oz Blackberry Liqueur
3 oz Tonic Water
Blackberries
Mint Sprig

Pour Aviation Gin & Blackberry Liqueur into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Blackberries & Mint Sprig.


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Garden G & T

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.5 oz Raspberry Liqueur
3 oz Grapefruit Tonic Water
Raspberries
Lemon Wheel

Pour Aviation Gin & Raspberry Liqueur into glass filled with Ice and top with Grapefruit Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Raspberries & Lemon Wheel.


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Cran Cosmo

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Cranberry Juice
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Triple Sec Liqueur

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into Martini glass and garnish with Lime Peel.


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Aviation Cosmo

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
0.25 oz Maraschino Liqueur
Dashes of Bitters

Combine all ingredients into mixing glass with Ice. Stir, then strain into Martini glass. Top with dashes of Bitters and garnish with Lemon Peel and Maraschino Cherry.


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Hipster Harvey

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
2 oz Orange Juice
0.5 oz Vanilla Liqueur
Orange Slice

Combine all ingredients into Flute glass and top with Vanilla Liqueur. Garnish with Orange Slice.


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Backyard Cooler

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.5 oz Grapefruit Juice
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
Top with Club Soda

Combine all ingredients except Club Soda into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into glass with Ice. Top with Club Soda and garnish with Grapefruit Half Wheel.

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Spiked Americano

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Bitter Aperitivo Liqueur
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Top with Club Soda
Grapefruit Slices + Thyme

Pour all ingredients into glass filled with Ice and top with Club Soda. Stir and garnish with Grapefruit Slices & Thyme Sprig.


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Watermelon Summer

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.75 oz Watermelon Juice
0.75 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
0.25 oz Triple Sec Liqueur
Watermelon Chunks

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into glass with Ice & Watermelon Chunks.


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Sweet Summer

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Elderflower Liqueur
0.5 oz Cucumber Tonic Water
Cucumber Slice

Combine all ingredients into glass with Ice and Cucumber Slice. Gently stir.


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Gin Espresso Martini

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
0.75 oz Coffee Liqueur
0.75 oz Espresso
0.5 oz Simple Syrup (optional)
Coffee Beans or Nutmeg

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with 3 Coffee Beans or grated Nutmeg.


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Sparkling Blood Orange

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
Top with Sparkling Wine
Blood Orange Wheel + Mint

Combine all ingredients except Sparkling Wine into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into Wine glass. Top with Sparkling Wine and garnish with Blood Orange Wheel & Mint Leaves.


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Aviation Sangria

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1.5 oz Red Wine
1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Pineapple Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup (to taste)
Muddled Berries

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with Ice. Quick shake, then strain into glass with Ice. Garnish with Berries. Prebatching is a good option to have flavors grow.


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Bijou

1 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Green Chartreuse Liqueur
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
2-3 Dashes Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients into mixing glass with Ice. Stir, then strain into chilled Coupe glass.


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White Negroni

1 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Blanc Vermouth
1 oz Gentian Liqueur
Rosemary Sprig

Combine all ingredients into mixing glass with Ice. Stir, then strain into glass with Ice. Garnish with Rosemary Sprig (torch for aroma).


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Green Myth

1 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Blanc Vermouth
0.5 oz Green Chartreuse Liqueur
0.5 oz Triple Sec Liqueur
Orange Peel

Combine all ingredients into mixing glass with Ice. Stir, then strain into glass with Ice. Garnish with Orange Peel.


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Rosita

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Lime Juice
0.75 oz Simple Syrup
0.75 oz Manzanilla Sherry
Top with Grapefruit Soda

Combine all ingredients except Grapefruit Soda into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into Collins glass with Ice. Top with Grapefruit Soda.


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Southern Comfort

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Grapefruit Juice
0.5 oz Thyme Syrup
Top with Mineral Water

Combine all ingredients except Mineral Water into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into chilled glass. Top with Mineral Water and garnish with Grapefruit Wedge.


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NY Juniper Sour

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Ginger Syrup
Top with Red Wine

Combine all ingredients except Red Wine into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into Rocks glass with Ice. Carefully top with Red Wine.


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Juniper Kirk Royal

1 oz Aviation American Gin
0.25 oz Raspberry Liqueur
Top with Sparkling Rosé

Combine all ingredients into Wine glass with Ice and top with Sparkling Rosé.


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Beet It

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Beet Juice
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
0.25 oz Kummel Liqueur
Rosemary Sprig

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with Ice. Shake, then strain into chilled Coupe glass. Garnish with Rosemary Sprig.


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Bloody Mary

1.5 oz Aviation American Gin
2 oz Tomato Juice
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
2 tbsp Grated Horseradish
2 Dashes Hot Sauce
6 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1 Pinch Celery Salt
1 Pinch Black Pepper & Salt
Celery, Lemon, Bacon (optional)

Combine all ingredients into glass, give a quick stir, then garnish with Celery Stick, Lemon Slice, Olives & Bacon (optional).

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FAQs

What mixer goes with Aviation Gin? ›

Pour Aviation Gin into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Lemon & Lime Wheel.

Is Aviation Gin good for cocktails? ›

Aviation Gin is named for the Aviation and it goes without saying— it makes an excellent cocktail. The floral notes from the creme de violette amplify some of the cardamom and lavender notes. Absolutely delicious.

Is Aviation Gin actually good? ›

Top reviews for Aviation Gin:

It's delicious, smooth, mixes well, and is distilled right here in Portland, Oregon. Love it. ― Excellent gin: very smooth and easy to drink. I would recommend for someone who does not have much experience with gin.

What is the best tonic for Aviation Gin? ›

“We tested over 50 different tonics and found that Fever Tree works the best,” admits Brooke Arthur of the ideal tonic to mix with Aviation.

What is so special about Aviation Gin? ›

The gin is a balanced blend of botanicals—including cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two kinds of orange peel—with a more subtle juniper flavor. It is part of a "softer and smoother" movement of American-style gin, compared to sharper London dry gin.

Why does Aviation Gin taste different? ›

Aviation Gin starts with a neutral spirit, which really means raw whiskey that has been so highly refined that there's almost no flavor left in it — just pure alcohol. Typically a minimum of 95% alcohol by volume, in fact, leaving very little room for any other flavoring.

Is Aviation Gin the highest rated? ›

Crafted in Portland, Oregon, Aviation is the world's highest rated gin (Wine Enthusiast gives it 97 points).

What makes Aviation Gin different? ›

Aviation is made by maceration.

First, distillers steep seven botanicals in neutral grain spirit for 18 hours. Then the liquid is combined with water and distilled in a steel still in a process that takes around seven hours. It comes out at 142 proof and is cut to 84 proof for bottling.

Does Ryan Reynolds actually own Aviation Gin? ›

House Spirits Distillery sold the brand to Davos Brands, LLC, of New York in 2016, but House Spirits continues to be the gin's distiller, with production in Portland, Oregon. Actor Ryan Reynolds acquired a stake in the brand from Davos in 2018.
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Aviation American Gin.
TypeGin
Introduced2006
Proof (US)84
Websitewww.aviationgin.com
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Is gin the healthiest alcohol? ›

Made from juniper berries, a type of “super fruit,” gin serves as one of the healthiest spirits ever created. It's low in calories, and the botanical properties that survive the distillation process present plenty of health-boosting reasons gin is healthy.

Does Aviation Gin taste like pine needles? ›

Gin tastes like juniper berries primarily, since they are the most important ingredient for distilling the spirit. The famous gin flavor is often described as tasting like pine needles.

What is the most popular mix with gin? ›

In our books, the top five best gin mixers are:
  • Rose Lemonade.
  • Pink Rhubarb Tonic Water.
  • Ginger Beer.
  • Valencian Orange Tonic Water.
  • Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water.

What soft drink goes with gin? ›

Ginger ale is one-half of the Gin Buck cocktail, a simple combination of ginger ale (or sometimes ginger beer), gin, and some lemon or lime. Grab some Canada Dry to use for this or any other gin-based cocktail that calls for ginger ale, and you won't be disappointed.

Is gin and Coke a thing? ›

Some people call the drink the Cubata, or say it's the Spanish version of Rum and Coke since the preferred spirit in Spain is gin. Whatever the case, the Gin and Coke is an incredible mix of botanical, zingy, sweet and bubbly flavor that's even better than the original…we think.

Is Aviation Gin good for a dirty martini? ›

Personally, I have a thing for Aviation (I mean, how can you not like Ryan Reynolds). If you're willing to spend a little bit more, the Botanist is also fantastic. But generally speaking any decent gin will make a good martini – there will just be subtle flavor differences when comparing.

Does gin go better with lime or lemon? ›

A classic gin and tonic needs fresh lime. It should be refreshing and never flat on flavor. Fresh lime helps with this and brightens everything up. If you don't have lime, lemon is an excellent substitute.

What Flavour is Aviation Gin? ›

Nose: Crisp notes of juniper alongside delicate floral sweetness, parma violets, a touch of citrus peel and some green vegetal notes in there too, with a pinch of spice. Palate: Wonderfully spicy notes, more prominent than on the nose, cardamom shining through and a scattering of cinnamon, with floral notes continuing.

Is Aviation Gin a premium gin? ›

Aviation, for its part, is the second largest US driver within the super premium gin segment.

What celebrity owns Aviation Gin? ›

Ryan Reynolds' Aviation Gin made the list. Years ago, Esquire set out on a mission to rank celebrity liquors.

How do you store Aviation Gin? ›

The best place to keep gin is in fact the fridge, according to the experts - especially if you don't have any ice to keep your spirit cool. A master distiller of gin told Good Housekeeping that gin is best served cold, so bottles should be kept in the fridge if you're expecting to drink them imminently.

Why are you not supposed to shake gin? ›

So when you agitate gin — say by shaking it for a martini — you're causing the top notes to dissipate. Those bits of pine and botanicals that you look forward to start breaking down and become dull. The end result: A cocktail that's nowhere near as crisp as it should be. “This is what we call bruising,” Stewart said.

Is gin really just flavored vodka? ›

Are gin and flavoured vodka the same thing? In theory, yes. Gin is, at the most basic level, a neutral spirit flavoured with juniper berries. Vodka just so happens to be a neutral spirit.

Who makes the best gin in the world? ›

12 award-winning gins from around the world at the IWSC 2022
  • Triple Eight Distillery, Gale Force Gin. ...
  • Matsui Shuzo, The Hakuto Premium Matsui Gin. ...
  • Garage 22 Prague Distillery, Gin 22 Dry Gin. ...
  • Montbel Vins et Spiritueux, Bold Gin. ...
  • Distillers Republic, Dry As A Nun Gin. ...
  • Convides, Jinpero Superior Dry Gin.

What is a good top shelf gin? ›

While brands like Beefeater and Tanqueray are at the top of the list for a good London dry gin, there are other popular bottles. Bols Genever and Hayman's Old Tom Gin are still popular. Newer stars on the liquor shelf like Aviation and Hendrick's are as well.

What are the 4 types of gin? ›

These 4 Types of Gin are Most Common Around the World:
  • London Dry. As you might suspect, London Dry gin was first formulated in England but is now made world-wide. ...
  • Plymouth. ...
  • Old Tom. ...
  • Genever.
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What does an Aviation cocktail taste like? ›

The Aviation is similar in flavor to a Gin Sour. Lemon juice gives the cocktail the sour flavor, while Maraschino liqueur and simple syrup work to sweeten and balance the drink. The Aviation gets its floral hint from crème de violette, which enhances the herbal qualities of the gin.

How much did Ryan Reynolds Sell Aviation vodka for? ›

Ryan Reynolds sold his Aviation Gin brand for $610 million then apologized to tequila founder George Clooney in an out-of-office email.

How much did Reynolds Sell Aviation Gin for? ›

It seems that more and more celebrities are diversifying their portfolios by getting into the liquor and wine industry, and given that Ryan Reynolds just sold his Aviation American Gin brand as part of a $610 million deal it's easy to see the appeal.

Does Ryan Reynolds still own mint mobile? ›

And I tend to agree with him — with some caveats. But I've cut costs using prepaid cell phone plans for the last decade. Reynolds, a part owner of Mint Mobile since 2019, is consistently hyping up the cell carrier in commercials.

Is gin an anti-inflammatory? ›

Conclusions: Both wine and gin showed anti-inflammatory effects by reducing plasma fibrinogen and IL-1alpha levels.

Is gin good for kidneys? ›

The juniper berries in gin contain elements which can help to fight infection and prevent heart disease, as well as improve the blood's circulation around the body; these powerful little seeds are a superfood, and also help to fight liver and kidney disease.

What is worse for you gin or wine? ›

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Compared to wine and beer, gin has a very low number of polyphenols (plant nutrients with antioxidant properties). These non-alcohol components appear partly responsible for the various health benefits associated with alcohol.

Is Aviation an old tom gin? ›

Historically, an Old Tom is a sweeter style of gin that had sugar and flavorings added. The Old Tom variant of Aviation Gin has none of those, instead taking their spirit for one year of aging in American white oak barrels that used to hold House Spirits' Westward Whiskey for 3 to 4 years.

Is gin tastier than vodka? ›

The taste also hugely differs between the two spirits. As we've mentioned, vodka is relatively tasteless and odourless, and any taste or scent depends on its alcoholic strength. Gin, however, is known for its distinct herbal and pine tastes, thanks to the presence of juniper berries and any other botanicals.

Does gin expire? ›

Once opened, gin can be stored for years without going bad, unless you keep it in an unsealed bottle next to a radiator or in direct sunlight. However, even if tightly resealed, the taste and quality of gin in an opened bottle will very gradually start to change as it reacts with oxygen in the air.

Whats better gin and tonic or gin and soda? ›

A gin and soda will let the botanicals of the specific gin come through more noticeably,” says Hemsworth. “It's better if you're wanting to taste the subtleties of the gin. Tonic will give you that extra bitter hit, but also sweetens the drink. It makes it less about the gin and more about the mixer.”

What mixer goes with gin liqueur? ›

With an ABV of around 20% as opposed to the usual 37.5%, gin liqueurs are considerably lighter in alcohol. They are typically mixed with soda or sparkling wine as opposed to the usual tonic, however, they can also be sipped straight over ice.

What kind of gin is aviation? ›

Aviation American Gin, also known as Aviation Gin, is a brand of gin first produced in Portland, Oregon, by founders Christian Krogstad and Ryan Magarian in 2006. It is referred to as an "American dry gin" and is produced by House Spirits Distillery.

What is difference between gin and gin liqueur? ›

What is the difference between gin and gin liqueur? There are two main differences between gin and gin liqueur, firstly the alcohol percentage. In the UK, a spirit must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV (alcohol by volume) to be classed as a gin. This means that anything lower cannot be called gin.

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