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Cocktail Hour with Mixologist Tony Abou Ganim
and Tequila Patrón


There is no worm in these tequilas! The Patrón Tequilas are made from 100% blue agave (also called amaguey), the tall cactus growing in the arid volcanic highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
If you don't want to savor it straight or drink it on the rocks, and if you want to go beyond the Margarita, you can try mixing tequila with grapefruit or watermelon. Just like Mixologist Tony Abou Ganim did at a Patrón Tequila Dinner in South Beach.
Abou Ganim, who earned kudos at the Bellagio in Las Vegas before becoming the spokesman for Tequila Patrón, talked about the different types of tequila:
  • Silver, the young tequila.
  • Reposado, aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 6 months;
  • Añejo, a delicate blend of vintage aged tequilas.
Salud!



Watermelon Margarita
  • 1 ½ oz. Patrón Silver Tequila.
  • 3/4 oz. Citronge.
  • Juice of one small lime hand extracted (approx. 1 oz.).
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon sour (2 parts fresh filtered lemon juice to 1 part simple syrup).
  • 2 oz. fresh pressed watermelon juice.
In an ice filled mixing glass add above ingredients, shake until well blended. Strain into a ice filled 14 oz. goblet. Garnish with a spear of watermelon.



Hermosa Sunset
  • 1 (1/2) oz. Patrón Silver Tequila.
  • 1/2 oz. Citronge.
  • 2 oz. Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice.
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice.
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup.
In an ice filled mixing glass add above ingredients, shake until well blended. Strain into a ice filled 14 oz. goblet. Garnish with a bunch of red currants.



Poloma
  • 1 (1/2) oz. Patrón Reposado Tequila.
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice.
  • Juice of 1/2 lime hand extracted.
  • Pinch of coarse sea salt.
  • Grapefruit soda (Squirt).
In a tall 14 oz. highball glass add Patrón, sea salt, grapefruit and lime juices. Stir gently while topping with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a wedge of lime.



More tequila cocktail recipes:


Tequila Martini
  • 3/4 oz. tequila.
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth.
Stir with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive

Low Rider
  • 1(1/2) oz. tequila.
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec.
  • 1 splash cranberry juice.
Acapulco Blue
  • 3/4 oz. tequila.
  • 1/2 oz. blue curaçao.
  • 1/2 oz. bar syrup.
  • 1 splash club soda
Rim whiskey sour glass with lime juice and salt. Place ½ orange slice in glass. Add crushed ice, tequila, blue curacao, bar syrup and club soda to fill. Stir lightly.
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