Margarita History

Margaritaof the Year

Patrón makes it a margarita.
You make it a party.

Making history, with tequila

Our annual celebration of the iconic cocktail starts with the introduction of inspired new recipes crafted by the most talented bartenders around the globe. It’s up to you to vote on which will be crowned The Margarita of the Year and leave behind a tasty legacy for the world to enjoy.

2019 Margarita of the Year

This Dynasty Rules All in 2019

Made by bartender Jay Khan and inspired by Hong Kong, the Dynasty Margarita features traditional Chinese ingredients and a sweet and citrusy flavor. Lychee and ginger pair perfectly with Patrón Silver, and a grapefruit salt rim adds depth to the world’s most loved margarita.

2018 Margarita of the Year

Going green in 2018

The Verde Margarita, a classically frozen margarita with not-so-traditional flavors, took the title by pairing celery with Patrón Silver and a touch of elderflower liqueur to make bartender José Luis León’s Mexican-inspired cocktail come to life.

2017 Margarita of the Year

Topping off 2017

Inspired by the sunset over the ocean, 2017’s Coralina Margarita by Riesler Morales of Mexico City wowed the world with its unique, refreshing and lightly floral combination of wine, Patrón Reposado and hibiscus.

2016 Margarita of the Year

Bringing the Heat in 2016

A spicy tribute to bartender Jordan Corney’s Texas roots, The Rosa Picante Margarita spiced up the 2016 competition with its unexpected, yet delightful combination of jalapeño, rose water and the crisp agave flavors of Patrón Silver.

2015 Margarita of the Year

Savoring Smoky in 2015

From the land of BBQ and all things weird, this Austin original by bartender Brian Dressel rode the smoky flavor trend of 2015 all the way to the top by combining Patrón Silver, pineapple juice and a pinch of smoked paprika with a unique sea salt rim.

History, refreshed

Our celebration of the margarita doesn’t stop once we announce a new crowd favorite, we pay homage to the classic cocktail’s inception and evolution throughout the years.

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Patrón Cocktail Lab

The thirst is real

See all the Margarita of the Year contenders throughout the years.

Victory is served

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