Three Twists On Classic Cocktails Your Should Know For World Tequila Day

Drink, Sydney / 19 July 2021

As if you needed another excuse to drink in lockdown, Patrón has just dropped their secret recipes for you to recreate.

Love tequila? You’re not alone. In fact, there are so many of us that love the stuff, we have dedicated a full day to celebrate it worldwide. World Tequila Day is on the 24th of July each year and it goes without saying that the day gives boozers a free pass to drink tequila at all hours. Whether you prefer it in a classic Tommy’s or Margarita, or you’re hardcore and like it on the rocks, join us in the celebration of this century-old Mexican liquor.

When we think of our favourite tequila, it’s hard to go past Patrón. It’s handcrafted, authentic and oh so smooth to drink which is the best outcome for most spirits. This World Tequila Day, the team of tequila experts from Patrón have elevated their classic recipes so you can up your game in the kitchen. You’ll be able to pimp up your Margarita with fragrant basil or your Paloma with Patrón Reposado. However you choose to celebrate, Patrón have you covered with these recipes below.

Patrón Silver Basil Lime Margarita


60ml Patrón Silver
30ml Fresh lime juice
30ml Simple syrup
4 Basil leaves
Salt rim
Lime wheel for garnish


Step 1: Combine liquid ingredients and 3 basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill.
Step 2: Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel and basil leaf.

Patrón Añejo Old Fashioned


60ml Patrón Añejo
8ml Simple syrup
1 dash Bitters
Orange zest


Step 1: Over a double old-fashioned glass, use a vegetable peeler to take off two strips of orange zest, making sure to express the oil into the glass.
Step 2: Add Patrón Añejo, Simple syrup, and bitters.
Step 3: Add ice – the biggest cubes you can find – and stir.
Step 4: Adjust sweetness to taste.

Patrón Reposado Perfect Paloma


45ml Patrón Reposado
80ml Fresh grapefruit juice
15ml Agave syrup (1.1)
15ml Fresh-squeezed lime juice
30ml Sparkling water
Sugar and salt for rimming
Grapefruit wedge for garnish


Step 1: Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a shaker tin and shake with ice to chill.
Step 2: Strain onto fresh ice in a sugar and salt-rimmed Collins glass.
Step 3: Top with sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge