During our mixology class at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas we learned how to make this gorgeous Aviation Cocktail Recipe from master mixologist Phillip Dow.
I absolutely love the colors of this cocktail! We learned the history of this gorgeous cocktail and tips for making it.
Aviation Cocktail Recipe
1 3/4 oz Gin
1 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1 oz fresh lemon
1/2 oz creme de violette Buy it here
Garnish – Brandied Cherry
Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry
One tip we learned during the class is to never use old ice. Make sure if you are mixing a drink that takes ice you have ice for the shaker and ice for the glass. That way the glass is kept cold and the ice has not already started to melt from the shaking.
If you are visiting Las Vegas and want to learn more about the craft of mixing great cocktails check with the Monte Carlo Resort Mlife Concierge to see if Mixologist Phillip Dow is teaching classes while you are there.
Phillip has years of mixology experience that he brings to the classes. During the class you learn the history of the cocktails and why certain ingredients are used. We learned so much during our class. It was amazing hearing about the history of cocktails around the world and how some of the cocktails we know and love came to be.
The class is held at the Hit Bar and Lounge at the Monte Carlo resort. To sign up make sure you are a MLife Rewards Sapphire member and talk with the Mlife Concierge prior to your visit.
Here is more information on the class direct from the Mlife Rewards website:
Mixologist Training & Tasting
Grab four of your friends and learn how to make the best drinks with our Director of Beverage, who will teach the secrets behind mastering the perfect cocktail and of course enjoying them for 2 hours.
- 2 Hour private session
Call Monte Carlo Concierge at 877.459.0268 to book your unique Moment.
Blackout dates: Holidays and weekends
Blackout days: Saturday and Sunday
Terms and conditions: Minimum four (4) people, maximum ten (10) people. $75 each. Offer is subject to promotional availability. All prices are subject to taxes. You must be 21 years of age or older. MGM Resorts International reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at its discretion and without prior notice. Must book 14 days in advance.
- 1 3/4 oz Gin
- 1 oz Maraschino Liqueur
- 1 oz fresh lemon
- 1/2 oz creme de violette Buy it here
- Garnish - Brandied Cherry
- Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a cherry
- *One tip we learned during the class is to never use old ice. Make sure if you are mixing a drink that takes ice you have ice for the shaker and ice for the glass. That way the glass is kept cold and the ice has not already started to melt from the shaking.