The Race to the Finish Line
With votes counted and Margarita of the Year finalists named, it’s time to get excited for a horse race-fueled finale.
Apr. 16, 2018
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One long heat down and one more to go before a 2018 Margarita of the Year champion is named. The Verde Margarita, La Margarita and the Salted Plum Margarita fought their way to be finalists by making the world fall in love with their flavors and inspiration. Now they have to bear down for one last round of voting before one takes the title of the year on Cinco de Mayo.
Meet the Finalists
Verde Margarita, inspired by Mexico City
La Margarita, inspired by Los Angeles
Salted Plum Margarita, inspired by Osaka
The perfect day of celebration to announce a tequila-steeped winner, Cinco de Mayo gives us an excuse to put a Patrón-perfect spin on our favorite horse race in the sunny south with Patrón’s ‘Ritas & Roses’ finale event. Margarita of the Year will go out in style surrounded by hats, horses and our own friendly race for the crown. See what makes both competitions a match made in Jalisco-meets-Kentucky heaven and then order up to get your favorite finalist to the finish line AKA your doorstep.
And they’re off!
We all love a dramatic finish. Whether it’s one hoof beating another by milliseconds or margaritas edging out the votes, a down-to-the-wire win gets everyone riled up and ready to toast to a winner. Our three finalists have narrowed the field, now this last leg of the competition is where things really get exciting.
What’s in a Name
The naming of race horses is puzzling to most and amusing to all. It adds a layer of fun in cheering your favorite onto a win. The Margarita of the Year finalists all have names inspired by their hometown inspiration worth rooting for too, making the one that wins anything but your run of the mill ‘rita.
Hats Off to Garnishes
Race day or fashion show? Sometimes it’s hard to tell with fascinators, sunhats and plumage around every corner at the races. Don’t forget to look out for edible flowers, speared lychee, upright lime wheels and greenery in every glass. It’s all about the accessories on every head and in every hand at the event of the year.