Top Bartenders Share 7 Ways to Celebrate National Margarita Day

MOTY2016_JordanCorney_Spicy with BottleToday being National Margarita Day, we’re pleased to share 7 margarita recipes created by top bartenders across the United States as part of Patrón Tequila’s search for the “Margarita of the Year.” Running the gamut of styles from tropical to herbal, from spicy to savory, there’s sure to be a recipe here to please every palate. So if you haven’t already done so on this, a day dedicated to all things margarita, get ta celebratin’!


The Resting Garden Margarita
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Bartender: Ryan Brown

Market: Tampa, Florida

Bar Name: Anise

Margarita Style: Herbal

  • 1.75 oz Patrón Reposado
  • .5 oz Patrón Citrónge Mango
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz Agave Syrup
  • 6 Sage Leaves, (2 for garnish)
  • Pinch of Salt

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Holding a fine mesh strainer in one hand, “double strain” the drink by pouring the drink through it into an ice-filled old fashioned glass. Garnish with two sage leaves and a grilled mango slice.


Stargarita

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Bartender: Bettina Barnoczki

Market: Miami, Florida

Bar Name: Faena Hotel

Margarita Style: Tropical

  • 1.5 oz Patrón Silver Infused with Mint Tea*
  • .5 oz Patrón Citrónge Mango
  • .5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Star Fruit Puree or Muddled Star Fruit

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a salt-rimmed Collins glass. Garnish with a slice of star fruit and a lime wheel.

 

* Patrón Silver Infused with Mint Tea:

Steep 4 mint tea bags per 12 oz of Patrón Silver for 30 minutes. Remove teabags.


Winter in Jalisco Margarita

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Bartender: Laura Newman

Market: New York, New York

Bar Name: Cienfuegos/Mother of Pearl

Margarita Style: Savory

 

  • 1.5 oz Patrón Silver
  • .75 oz Patrón XO Cafe
  • .5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 barspoon (.125 oz) Toasted Sesame Oil

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh kumquat.


The Re-Margarita

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Bartender: Rosie Ruiz

Market: Los Angeles, California

Bar Name: Cole’s

Margarita Style: Modern

  • 2 oz Patrón Silver
  • 2 oz Carbonated Homemade Orange-Lime Cordial*

Method:

Pour Patrón Silver over cracked ice in a double Old Fashioned glass, and top off with an equal measure of the carbonated homemade orange-lime cordial. Gently stir ingredients to combine. Garnish with lime and orange wheels studded with a clove.

 

*Carbonated Homemade Orange-Lime Cordial:

  • 2.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Lime
  • 8 Limes
  • 10 Medium Navel Oranges
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 Cups of Cane Sugar

 Peel limes and oranges and place peels in glass bowl with sugar. Muddle the peels in sugar to release essential oils. Cover bowl and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

 Meanwhile, juice limes and oranges and pour juice into the bowl after peels have macerated with the sugar. Add the Patrón Citrónge Lime. Add cloves and cover; refrigerate 8-12 hours.

Strain peels and place cordial into a sealable jar.

 To carbonate the orange-lime cordial, add 18.5 oz of cordial and 6 oz of filtered water to a soda siphon or whipped cream canister. Charge the liquid with two six-gram (standard) CO2 cartridges. Shake the canister vigorously to incorporate the gas, and refrigerate for 30 minutes before use.


Rosa Picante Margarita

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Bartender: Jordan Corney

Market: San Antonio, Texas

Bar Name: Bohanan’s

Margarita Style: Spicy

  • 2 oz Patrón Silver
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • .5 oz Ginger Syrup
  • .5 barspoon Jalapeño Oil or a Fresh Jalapeño Slice

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe that has been half-rimmed with rose sea salt, and top with a dash of rose water. Garnish with a rose petal, if available.


Smoked Mangonada Margarita

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Bartender: Stephen Halpin

Market: Dallas, Texas

Bar Name: Parliament

Margarita Style: Smoky

  • 2 oz Patrón Reposado
  • .75 oz Smoked Patrón Citrónge Mango*
  • .75 oz Mango Puree*
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into an ice-filled double Old Fashioned glass that has been rimmed with Tajin (a chili lime salt). Garnish with a slice of fresh mango.

*Smoked Patrón Citrónge Mango:

Pour 6 oz of Patrón Citrónge Mango into a large empty bottle. Using a smoking gun, fill the bottle with smoke and swirl to combine for 20 seconds. It is now ready to be used as needed.

*Mango Puree:

Peel and pit one ripe mango and cut into pieces. In a food processor, purée mango with 1.5 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice until smooth.


Hacienda Margarita

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Bartender: Andrés Moran

Market: Guadalajara, Mexico

Margarita Style: Classic

Drink Name: Hacienda Margarita

  • 1.5 oz Patrón Silver
  • .5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
  • .5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .25 oz Agave Nectar

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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