what to drink now: PATRÓN

Tequila is truly having a moment. The agave distillate has been on the rise as one of the fastest-growing spirits categories for some years now with drinkers increasingly appreciating its premium quality and high mixability in cocktails.

Lockdown has only driven its popularity further: in the UK, according to a report from British department store John Lewis and supermarket Waitrose, Tequila sales have risen 175% since lockdown measures were enforced in March with PATRÓN, the world’s first ultra-premium Tequila, selling out at Waitrose. With the at home cocktail hour making a comeback during lockdown, Bacardi research showed that the Tequila hero cocktail Margarita was the third most popular made-at-home drink over this time.

While the Margarita is an all-time favourite, Tequila owes its much overdue celebrity status to the variety of cocktails and occasions it caters for. Last year, PATRÓN conducted a research with OnePoll and results revealed that more than half of British drinkers are more likely to enjoy a tequila cocktail over a tequila shot.  Plus, over 65% of drinkers enjoy tequila cocktails on a night out, demonstrating that the tide is turning and there has never been a better time to celebrate Tequila.

Here, PATRÓN tequila shows you the best simple serves to make at home and enjoy on International Tequila Day on 24th July

 

A variety of simple Patrón cocktails to celebrate International Tequila Day:

 

Patrónic

 

60ml PATRÓN Silver tequila

150ml Fever-Tree Citrus Tonic Water

Orange slice or twist for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a glass over ice

Garnish with a twist or slice of orange

 

Patrón Paloma

 

50ml PATRÓN Silver tequila

150ml Grapefruit soda

Grapefruit slice

Add Patrón Silver tequila to a highball glass with cubed ice

Top with grapefruit soda

Garnish with grapefruit slice

 

Perfect Patrón Margarita

 

35ml PATRÓN Reposado tequila

15ml PATRÓN Citrónge Orange liqueur

20ml Lime juice

Chill a coupe glass

Garnish class with lime wedge and ½ salt rim

Add all ingredients and ice to a shaker

Shake and strain into glass

 

Añejo Old Fashioned

 

50ml PATRÓN Añejo Tequila

7.5ml Simple syrup

1 dash Bitters

Orange peel for garnish

Over a double old fashioned glass, use a vegetable peeler to take off two strips of orange zest, making sure to express the oil into the glass.

Add Patrón Añejo, simple syrup, and bitters.

Add ice – the biggest cubes you can find – and stir.

Adjust sweetness to taste.

 

Find PATRÓN tequila and its delicious cocktail recipes on the Amazon Brand Store.