Switch Up Your Favorite Summer Cocktails
This summer, challenge your palate and switch up your typical summer cocktails with Patrón Tequila.
May. 25, 2016
When you think of summer drinks, refreshing and bright seasonal ingredients come to mind. When it comes to tequila, two things usually come to mind: shots and Margaritas. This summer, challenge your palate and switch up your typical summer cocktails with Patrón Tequila.
"A true sign of a great cocktail recipe is that the base spirit can easily change," from Patrón bartender Stephen Halpin. "A good sign of a quality spirit is that its flavor profile can play nicely with a variety of ingredients and cocktail styles." Tequila is a complex spirit, with its intense flavors developing over the many years it takes to grow and mature the agave. The clean and crisp notes of agave in Patrón Tequila make for a more than suitable substitute on your summer cocktail menu.
Patrón Silver pairs nicely with bright citrus or vegetable flavors such as the Bloody Maria. A nice twist on the popular Bloody Mary, this tequila cocktail is the perfect upgrade to your summer brunch.
- 2 oz Patrón Silver
- 5 oz Bloody Mary mix, or build your own
*Build your own Bloody Mary mix
4 oz tomato juice
½ oz fresh lemon juice
Dash each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
Tsp horseradish, optional
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Combine ingredients in a mixing tin or pint glass and “roll” the drink by pouring it back and forth between the two. Strain onto fresh ice in a Collins glass—if you prefer, rim the glass with kosher salt or a specialty spiced rim of your choosing. Garnish with a lemon wedge and celery stalk.
On a hot summer day, Patrón Silver can easily be enjoyed with tonic. This classic cocktail is refreshing and highlights the fresh agave aromas and hints of citrus in the tequila.
Patrón & Tonic
- 2 oz Patrón Silver
- 3 oz premium tonic water
Combine ingredients in an ice-filled Highball glass. Garnish with lime wedge and serve with a straw.
Switch up more of your favorite summer cocktail recipes with Patrón.