Past Margarita of the Year Winners
Take a tasty trip down memory lane by getting to know the past Margarita of the Year Winners, also known as the best margaritas in the world.
Mar. 19, 2018
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A steady stream of votes (along with tequila) have been rolling in ever since International Margarita Day, when Patrón first unveiled its seven new Margarita of the Year contenders hailing from all over the world. The competition has been stiff, sweet and a little salty, with the leaderboard changing daily, so at this point, it’s still anyone’s game. And you hold the power! Your votes can change the course of margarita history so be sure to vote for your favorite every day until we announce the three finalists on April 16th.
If you haven’t already tried all seven of this year’s contenders, now’s the time. Get a Patrón cocktail kit delivered to your door so you can be an informed voter. And on that note, you might be interested in the Patrón standard when it comes to such a revered title, so we’re going to throw it back to years past and take a look at all the margaritas who will forever live in cocktail infamy.
Margarita of the Year 2017
The Coralina Margarita essentially doubled your cocktail delight by pairing the subtle oakiness of Patrón Reposado with Mexican wine. Bartender Riesler Morales of Mexico City was the brains behind this beauty, complete with a sugar-salt rim just in case you can’t decide if you’re feeling sweet.
Margarita of the Year 2016
Leave it to a native Texan to bring the heat inthis spicy-with-a-twist-of-floral 2016 Margarita of the Year winner by bartender Jordan Corney of San Antonio, Texas. His Rosa Picante Margarita took the crown a couple years back with his sophisticated combination of Patrón Silver, fresh lime juice, ginger and a rose sea salt rim.
Margarita of the Year 2015
Back in 2015, the smoky flavor trend was all the rage, so it was only fitting that bartender Brian Dressel from Austin, Texas rode it all the way to the top. His Patrón Smoked Sea Salt Margarita was a hit, combining Patrón Silver, pineapple juice and a dash of smoked paprika.
Now that you know what our 2018 contenders are striving for, vote every day through Cinco de Mayo when a new margarita will be crowned to join the ranks of the best cocktails in the world.