I made a couple of Aviation Cocktails last night.
An Aviation is composed of gin, lemon juice, and maraschino liqueur. (Replace the marsachino with triple sec and you’ve got a White Lady. Then replace the gin with tequila and the lemon with lime and you’ve got a Margarita.) It’s also supposed to have crème de violette, but I don’t have any crème de violette and neither do you.
I came across a prolonged discussion the the Aviation on eGullet. I’d never heard of an Aviation before. Turns out it’s pretty tasty and interesting, and you’ve got to admit that the name is salty as hell.