A Taste of Victory
Mar. 31, 2017
From the Margarita of the Year SeriesSee more
The 2017 Margarita of the Year contenders are bringing big flavors to happy hour with eye catching colors and bold garnishes. Shaking each of the seven international mixes up for yourself will take you on a flavor trip around the world that will help you decide which one will be your favorite. From the Americana of pineapple and sage to the exotic nature of mango and Indian spices, pick your ultimate margarita and vote for it to join the past winners as 2017’s Margarita of the Year.
Now that the time is almost here for one of the seven globally-flavored candidates to claim the crown of Margarita of the Year on April 17th, it’s time to take a look at the lineup of past Margarita of the Year victors and get ready for another jaw dropping drink to join the ranks.
2015: Patrón Smoked Sea Salt Margarita
The Patrón Smoked Sea Salt Margarita brings a dash of heat and deep notes to an otherwise classic mix. Paprika dusted over the top and a smoked salt rim give the cocktail intrigue in every sip and perfectly complements the addition of pineapple juice in the drink itself. From the inventive bartender, Brian Dressel of Austin, TX, the Patrón Smoked Sea Salt Margarita makes for a perfect drink at any point in your night out, whether a smoky prelude to hitting the town or a sultry yet bright nightcap.
2016: Rosa Picante Margarita
The Rosa Picante Margarita brought together floral flavors and a touch of heat to make a perfectly balanced and gorgeous drink. Made by Jordan Corney of San Antonio, TX, the Rosa Picante Margarita is an exciting twist on the classic drink through infusing jalapeño oil and ginger syrup into the standard ingredients. A rose sea salt rim lightens up the usual garnish with a lovely scent and floral taste that pulls the entire drink into a new world of margarita interest.
Go back farther into the margarita time capsule with a deep dive into the history of our favorite lime and tequila concoction. Explore the margarita – née the Daisy Chain – and its storied past that took it from urban legend to frozen delight, and you will see how innovative the 2017 contenders for the title of Margarita of the Year are.
And be sure to tune into the Patrón Facebook page on April 17th to see the winner of 2017 Margarita of the Year competition announced live! Who will join the family of winners? We can’t wait to find out.