In celebration of National Margarita Day today, here’s 7 of our favorite margarita recipes to help you celebrate!

 

The Resting Garden Margarita

Bartender: Ryan Brown | Tampa, Florida MOTY2016_Ryan Brown_Herbal_1

Bar Name: Anise

Margarita Style: Herbal

1.75 oz Patrón Reposado

.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Mango

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.75 oz Agave Syrup

6 Sage Leaves, (2 for garnish)

Pinch of Salt

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Holding a fine mesh strainer in one hand, “double strain” the drink by pouring the drink through it into an ice-filled old fashioned glass. Garnish with two sage leaves and a grilled mango slice.

 

 


Stargarita Stargarita

Bartender: Bettina Barnoczki | Miami, Florida

Bar Name: Faena Hotel

Margarita Style: Tropical

1.5 oz Patrón Silver Infused with Mint Tea*

.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Mango

.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz Star Fruit Puree or Muddled Star Fruit

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a salt-rimmed Collins glass. Garnish with a slice of star fruit and a lime wheel.

* Patrón Silver Infused with Mint Tea:

Steep 4 mint tea bags per 12 oz of Patrón Silver for 30 minutes. Remove teabags.

 


Winter in Jalisco Margarita

Bartender: Laura Newman | New York, New York Winter in Jalisco Margarita

Bar Name: Cienfuegos/Mother of Pearl

Margarita Style: Savory

1.5 oz Patrón Silver

.75 oz Patrón XO Cafe

.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange

.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1 barspoon (.125 oz) Toasted Sesame Oil

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh kumquat.

 


The Re-Margarita

Bartender: Rosie Ruiz | Los Angeles, California Re-Margarita

Bar Name: Cole’s

Margarita Style: Modern

2 oz Patrón Silver

2 oz Carbonated Homemade Orange-Lime Cordial*

Method:

Pour Patrón Silver over cracked ice in a double old fashioned glass, and top off with an equal measure of the carbonated homemade orange-lime cordial. Gently stir ingredients to combine. Garnish with lime and orange wheels studded with a clove.

*Carbonated Homemade Orange-Lime Cordial:

2.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Lime

8 Limes

10 Medium Navel Oranges

4 Cloves

4 Cups of Cane Sugar

 *Carbonated Homemade Orange-Lime Cordial:

Place the peels of 8 limes and 10 oranges in a bowl along with 4 cups sugar and muddle to release the essential oils. Cover and let sit for 1 hour. Meanwhile, juice the limes and oranges. After 1 hour, add citrus juices, 2.5 oz. Patrón Citrónge Lime and 4 whole cloves and stir to create a syrup. Refrigerate 8-12 hours, then strain and store in fridge. To carbonate, mix 18.5 ounces of the cordial liquid with 6 oz. water and charge using a soda siphon or whipped cream charger with two six-gram CO2 cartridges.


Rosa Picante Margarita

Bartender: Jordan Corney | San Antonio, TexasMOTY2016_JordanCorney_Spicy_1

Bar Name: Bohanan’s | Spicy

Rosa Picante Margarita

 

2 oz Patrón Silver

.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz Simple Syrup

.5 oz Ginger Syrup

.5 barspoon Jalapeño Oil or a Fresh Jalapeño Slice

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe that has been half-rimmed with rose sea salt, and top with a dash of rose water. Garnish with a rose petal, if available.


Smoked Mangonada Margarita

Bartender: Stephen Halpin | Dallas, TexasSmoked Mangonada Margarita

Bar Name: Parliament

Margarita Style: Smoky

2 oz Patrón Reposado

.75 oz Smoked Patrón Citrónge Mango*

.75 oz Mango Puree*

.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into into an ice-filled double old fashioned glass that has been rimmed with Tajin (a chili lime salt). Garnish with a slice of fresh mango.

*Smoked Patrón Citrónge Mango:

Pour 6 oz of Patrón Citrónge Mango into a large empty bottle. Using a smoking gun, fill the bottle with smoke and swirl to combine for 20 seconds. It is now ready to be used as needed.

*Mango Puree:

Peel and pit one ripe mango and cut into pieces. In a food processor, purée mango with 1.5 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice until smooth.


 

Hacienda Margarita

Bartender: Andrés MoranMOTY2016_AndresMoran_Classic_1

Market: Guadalajara, Mexico

Margarita Style: Classic

Hacienda Margarita

 

1.5 oz Patrón Silver

.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange

.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

.25 oz Agave Nectar

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

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