Meet the 2022 Patrón Perfectionist
This year’s winning cocktail, Teal, was created by Harrison Kenney from Australia. Congratulations to 2022’s Patrón Perfectionist!
Aug. 11, 2022
After two days of competing, Harrison Kenney from Cantina OK! in Sydney, Australia, was named the 2022 Patrón Perfectionist Champion with his dazzling cocktail creation, Teal. Each year, the competition seeks out the best Patrón cocktail in the world by inviting mixologists to shake up new bartender frontiers.
But being crowned the best did not come without a fierce battle between talented mixologists from all over the world. Over 1,700 bartenders entered the first digital round. Then it was narrowed down to 10 finalists from each country thanks to over 30,000 online votes from avid cocktail enthusiasts. The final round was held at Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, México on June 2 and 3. Harrison wowed the judges after competing against 14 other creators vying for the crown.
This year, it was all about simplicity. The goal was to allow for anyone to be able to replicate these cocktails at home with ingredients that are available for purchase worldwide, with easy-to-find tools.
The judging seats were taken by a panel of industry experts including Giulia Cuccurullo (head bartender at London’s Artesian and 2020 Patrón Perfectionists Global Winner), David Rodríguez (Patrón Master Distiller), Adam Teeter (CEO of VinePair), and Anny Barrera (Head Bartender at Semillón, San José del Cabo, Mexico).
Congratulations to Harrison Kenney who “dazzled the crowd and judges with his incredible storytelling, comedic flair, and delicious cocktails”. Cheers!
- 1.4 oz (40 ml) Patrón Silver Tequila
- 0.3 oz (10 ml) Fino sherry
- 0.5 oz (15 ml) Simple syrup (1:1 water to sugar)
- 0.6 oz (20 ml) Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
- 0.6 oz (20 ml) Celery juice (freshly juiced)
- 0.5 oz (15 ml) Kiwifruit juice (freshly juiced)
- Vanilla-infused olive oil
- Shake up all the ingredients with ice
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass
- Garnish with 2 drops of vanilla-infused virgin olive oil (scrape seeds off a split vanilla pod into bottle of olive oil and shake to disperse)