Looking for a simple yet downright delicious drink to shake up at home on National Tequila Day? These three will do the job just nicely. Created by Jared Schmidt, Giulia Cuccurullo and Allan Suarez, three global finalists in this year’s Patrón Perfectionists cocktail competition, each recipe was created during lockdown. Patrón tequila was used as a base, natch but here’s the beauty, the remaining ingredients had to be things they had in their respective cupboards, without needing to leave the house to go grocery shopping – hence calling it the Patrón Pantry Challenge.
Easy enough for anyone to make, the featured recipes, together with videos and shopping list, can all be found at the Patrón Brand Store at amazon.co.uk.
by Giulia Cuccurullo – Artesian, London
50ml Patrón Silver
50ml cold English breakfast tea
Summer berries to garnish
Add sugar and ice to a tall glass. Pour in the tequila and cold tea, then top with lemonade. Stir and add berries to garnish.
by Jared Schmidt – Anh and Chi, Vancouver, Canada
30ml Patrón Reposado
45ml grapefruit juice
Slice of grapefruit to garnish
Add first three ingredients to an ice-filled wine glass. Top with prosecco. Stir gently to combine, then garnish with a grapefruit slice.
by Allan Suárez – Hanky Panky, Mexico City
50ml Patrón Añejo
50ml pineapple juice
70ml coconut water
Pinch of salt
Fresh mint to garnish
Add all ingredients to a tall glass over ice. Stir and garnish with a sprig of mint.