If you're looking for inspiration for your next cocktail party, look no further than the Aviation cocktail. This classic gin-based cocktail is said to have been created in the early 20th century in New York. It happens to be one of our favorite uses for Luxardo Maraschino liqueur. Maraschino liqueur tastes exactly like you'd expect a spirit distilled from cherry pits and stems to taste, but the lemon gives the cocktail a refreshing twist. Early recipes contained crème de violette, which gave the cocktail a pale blue color, which might explain the name.