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Coralina Margarita Crowned Patron Tequila’s 2017 Margarita of the Year!

It seems so long ago that we shared the amazing event that was the Patrón Tequila 2017 Margarita of the Year event and competition. Seven bartenders from around the world battled it out with their take on a modern margarita, check out our Exclusive Patron Margaritas for International Margarita Day coverage. After enjoying all of their creations, guests voted for their favorites and left the final decisions to the illustrious judges. Well, the votes have been tallied and a decision has been made. After a long deliberation (the event was two months ago), Patron Tequila finally has their 2017 Margarita of the Year winner. And the winner is……. the Coralina Margarita, created by Mexico City bartender Riesler Morales.

Razorfish – Patron

1.75 oz Patrón Reposado
.75 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
.75 oz Simple syrup
1 oz Fresh lime juice
.5 oz Red Wine (Mexican, or other)
+ Sugar-salt rim*
Combine Patrón Reposado, Patrón Citrónge Orange, simple syrup and lime juice in a shaker tin; add ice and shake vigorously. Strain mixture into a chilled cocktail coupe rimmed with sugar-salt rim.* Carefully float red wine on the surface of the cocktail and garnish with a lime wheel.

*Sugar-salt rim:
Pulverize .25 cup dried hibiscus (that’s a flower for those not in the know) in a spice grinder. Add in a .25 cup of sugar and a .25 cup kosher salt, then pulse the mixture until combined.

Riesler wanted to craft a cocktail that had the simplicity and elegance of a classic Margarita, but with the interesting and unexpected ingredients that marry so nicely with Patrón tequila (check out the man in action in the photo above). The Coralina Margarita was inspired by an ocean sunset (that’s easy to see with its dual colors that mirror the sky at sundown), combining the oaky notes of Patrón Reposado, perfectly balanced with the citrusy flavors of Patrón Citrónge Orange, together with red wine and hibiscus.

Cocktail lovers, you’ll definitely want to try this winning cocktail. You should definitely check out the recipe above. This margarita was a favorite, definitely in our top five. We want to know, is this the winner you predicted? Share your thoughts on the Patrón Tequila 2017 Margarita of the Year winner with us.

A Roster of Sauza Margarita Recipes for National Margarita Day

Get your cocktail taste buds ready, it’s almost time to celebrate this sacred (and delicious) tequila, triple sec, and lime drink – Margaritas!! What better way to pre-game this celebration than with a full roster of Sauza margarita recipes for National Margarita Day. Today we’re highlighting four unique Sauza margarita recipes to help you honor the day properly. We have just the Sauza Tequila recipe for you whether you prefer the classic margarita, something a little more modern, or downright exotic. These Sauza margarita recipes will sure to please. Ready to get your drink on? Try these four margarita cocktails on for size.

Sauza Tequila Sunrise (Serves 8)


2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver
1 cup lime juice
1 cup orange juice
3 cups cranberry juice
8 orange wedges
Add ingredients to a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into glasses. Garnish each with an orange wedge.

Perfect Pear Margarita (Serves 8)


2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver
1 cup simple syrup
1/2 cup lime
1/2 cup lemon
4 peeled pears
8 rosemary sprigs
Add ingredients to an ice-filled pitcher and stir. Pour into margarita glasses and garnish each with a pear slice and rosemary sprig.

Sauza Classic Margarita (Serves 8)


1 ½ cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 cup lime juice
½ cup DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur
½ cup simple syrup
Salt for rimming
Lime wheels
Add ingredients to pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into salt-rimmed margarita glasses. Garnish each with a lime wheel on the rim and serve.

The Late Night Lychee Margarita (Serves 8)


1 1/2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver
1/2 cup lychee-infused simple syrup
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
15-20 sprigs of cilantro
8 jalapeño slices
Lychee garnish
Add ingredients to an ice-filled pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into salt-rimmed margarita glasses. Garnish with lychee and cilantro.

What are your thoughts on these Sauza margarita recipes? Which would you like to indulge in first? If you have a favorite margarita recipe of your own, we invite you to share it with us. Happy National Margarita Day!