The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 47



PATRÓN Perfectionists Special – new podcast!

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


There’s something different and altogether rather special about this episode’s theme. It’s all about PATRÓN Tequila and more specifically about PATRÓN Perfectionists. As the name suggests it’s a celebration of the very best in tequila, education and cocktail creation.

Once again the global final took place at the home of PATRÓN, the stunning Hacienda PATRÓN in Jalisco, Mexico. And we were fortunate enough to be there to follow the action and join the judging.

We talk with previous global winners Giulia Cuccurrullo (2020) and Harrison Kenney (2022) about their experiences in the competition and what they were looking for as judges this year; taste one of the Challenge Champion drinks with Max Macauley and catch up with Lauren Mote, Global Director of On-Trade Excellence for PATRÓN Tequila, who explains the aims of PATRÓN Perfectionists and what the program means for the competition’s bartenders and their guests.

Along the way we share our tasting of a beautiful PATRÓN Tequila cocktail and mix up a luxe version of a Paloma.

Tune into join us at the Hacienda PATRÓN.

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What we’re mixing:

Patrón Paloma

45ml Patrón Reposado Tequila
90ml fresh grapefruit juice
15ml agava syrup (1:1)
15ml fresh lime juice
30ml sparkling water
1 pinch of salt
Grapefruit wedge garnish
Salt rim (optional)

Shake all ingredients, except sparkling water, over ice and strain into a Collin’s glass rimmed with salt. Top with sparkling water, stir gently and garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Catch up with all previous episodes of The Cocktail Lovers Podcasts:

The Cocktail Lovers Podcast Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

The Cocktail Lovers theme music is by Travis ‘T-Bone’ Watson

Talking with Mor Koral…

Mor Koral, global finalist PATRÓN Perfectionists 2023

Giulia Cuccurullo, Lauren Mote, Harrison Kenney…

Giulia Cuccurrullo, Lauren Mote and Harrison Kenney

Meet the judges

From left to right: Tara Fougner, Haba Flores, Ivy Mix, LP O’Brien, Ana Martorell, Giulia Cuccurullo, Sandrae Lawrence, Harrison Kenney

Where we’ve been…

With challenge champions, judges and  this year's global finalist Mor Koral
The stunning Hacienda PATRÓN

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