Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these Patrón margarita recipes


To help make your Cinco de Mayo celebration (and any other day of the year) more festive, the makes of Patrón are inviting folks to try some of their favorite margarita recipes:

Patron ClasicPerfect PATRÓN Margarita

  • 1.5 oz PATRÓN Reposado
  • 1 oz PATRÓN Citrónge Orange
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .25 oz Simple syrup, to taste
  • Lime wheel for garnish
  • Kosher salt (optional)

Method: Combine ingredients in the cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a salt-rimmed martini or rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Patron Cucumber - CopyCucumber-Coconut Margarita

  • 1.5 oz PATRÓN Silver
  • 2 oz Coconut water
  • .5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup
  • 7 Thin slices of cucumber, 3 for garnish

Method: Combine all ingredients (including 4 of the cucumber slices) in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with remaining 3 cucumbers.

Patron Watermelon - CopyWatermelon Basil Margarita

  • 1.5 oz Patrón Reposado
  • 1 oz Fresh watermelon juice or puree
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz Agave nectar
  • 3 Basil leaves or basil simple syrup
  • Watermelon wedge or dehydrated lime wheel for garnish

Method: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.
Strain onto fresh ice in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with a basil leaf and wedge of watermelon or dehydrated lime wheel.

More Patrón margarita recipes are available at www.patrontequila.com


Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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