February 22 is a red-letter day for margarita lovers. As the world celebrates International Margarita Day, Patrón Tequila, the world’s number one ultra-premium tequila, is leading celebrations to honor the iconic cocktail in the Philippines.
It is believed that this well-loved cocktail was first made at Tail o’ the Cock Restaurant in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles in 1939, by bartender John Durlesser. He named the cocktail after his girlfriend, Daisy, which means Margarita in Spanish. It was only in 1953, however, that the world first heard about it when Esquire Magazine first featured a refreshing new cocktail made with tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and salt rim on a stemmed glass.
The margarita is one of the best-selling cocktails globally, loved and consumed by millions including Filipinos who enjoy a good drink. Today, the Margarita takes on many forms, variations and flavors that would suit various tastes and preferences.
Whilst Patrón definitely did not invent the Margarita, we believe that we have perfected it! So why not try shaking up one, or all of the below #SimplyPerfect Margarita recipes this International Margarita Day; from the Classic, timeless Margarita to a contemporary twist, the road to margarita perfection always begins with Patrón.
Patrón Classic Margarita
The classic, homemade Patrón Margarita on the rocks is refreshing and super easy to make.
45 ml Patrón Silver
30 ml Patrón Citrónge Orange
22.5 ml Fresh lime juice
7.5 ml Simple syrup
+ Lime wedge for garnish
+ Kosher salt (optional)
- Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill.
- Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
- Optionally, salt half the rim of the glass with kosher salt.
A light & refreshing margarita that puts a refreshing twist on the classic with cucumber and coconut water.
45 ml Patrón Silver
60 ml Coconut water
15 ml Fresh lime juice
15 ml Simple syrup
7 Thin slices of cucumber, 3 for garnish
- Combine all ingredients (including 4 of the cucumber slices) in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill.
- Strain onto fresh ice in a highball glass.
- Garnish with remaining 3 cucumbers.
Patrón Watermelon Basil Margarita
45ml Patrón Reposado tequila
30ml Fresh watermelon juice
30ml Fresh lime juice
30ml Agave nectar
3 Basil leaves
Watermelon wedge, to garnish
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.
Strain onto fresh ice in a double old-fashioned glass.
Garnish with a basil leaf and wedge of watermelon.
Across the archipelago, thousands are expected to enjoy the world-famous margarita on her special day—in the glitziest bars, by the beach, or even at home. Whether it’s to unwind, celebrate, or simply relax, the margarita always makes a great companion.
About PATRÓN Tequila
From hand-harvesting the highest-quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, to the traditional, time-honored distillation process and individual labeling, numbering, and inspection of each bottle, PATRÓN tequila is crafted with meticulous precision and care. Though PATRÓN has grown to become one of the most recognized and respected luxury spirits brands in the world, it is still exclusively produced in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, in the same small batches and with the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship.
For more information about PATRÓN tequilas and liqueurs, please visit www.patrontequila.com. The perfect way to enjoy PATRÓN is responsibly. PATRÓN is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.