|2 fl oz||Patrón Silver blanco tequila|
|1/4 fl oz||Crème de violette liqueur|
|1/4 fl oz||Lavender sugar syrup|
|2/3 fl oz||Lime juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/12 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|1/3 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
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Tequila replaces gin in this riff on an Aviation cocktail – 'Arte de Volar' is Spanish for 'Art of Flying'. As with the original gin-based classic, notes of violet subtly influence with citrus juice freshening and adding balance.
Created in February 2017 by yours truly at the Cabinet Room, London, England. I modified this recipe in May 2020 by switching from lemon to lime juice and from maraschino liqueur to lavender syrup. A move further away from the Aviation but to a better drink.