Struggling to find the best recipes for Patron cocktails? I may just have a solution for you. A premium spirit, Patron tequila gets its distinctively crisp flavors from its main ingredients, i.e. 100% Weber blue agave.
The tequila is also smooth and clean, making it an excellent sipper and an excellent introduction to tequila. However, the smooth profile and unique flavor combinations of the spirit also make Patron great for mixing in cocktails.
To find the best recipes, I’ve sampled a selection of over 50 luxurious cocktails made using this 100% agave spirit.
20 Best Patron Cocktails
After extensive testing, I shared recipes for 20 of my favorite drinks to try out throughout the year. These drinks cater to different palate needs and even occasions, whether you want an aperitif, digestif, or entertaining drink.
Patron Silver Drinks
1. Classic Patron Margarita
A classic tequila cocktail, margarita offers a citrusy, semi-sweet, and clean taste. These flavor profiles soft of the cocktail blend well with Patron silver to make it an outstanding alcohol base for the drink.
It gets even better when you craft this homemade classic margarita at home.
Mix 4 parts Patron silver, 4 parts Orange liqueur (like Citronge), 3 parts fresh lime juice, 1 part simple syrup, and a pinch of salt (optional) in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour into a cocktail or old-fashioned glass coated with salt on the rim and garnish with a lime wedge.
Tip: Make the margarita wholly homemade and save some cash by making homemade simple syrup. Simply combine 1 cup water and sugar over medium heat and let the sugar dissolve but don’t let the mixture boil. Let cool and use.
2. Spicy Margarita
The best part of making margaritas is their versatility. While maintaining the standard recipe and base ingredients, the drink lets you enjoy it with different flavor profiles, whether sweet, savory, spicy, or fruity. Classic margaritas are undoubtedly a classic Mexican drink.
However, margarita lovers across the world have taken inspiration from this citrus masterpiece to create variations to suit their palates.
So, if you love spicy, the Spicy Margarita is definitely for you. The spicy margarita gets its incredible spicy notes from jalapeno (a classic Mexican hot pepper) while getting its colorful savory profile from a choice of fresh blood orange, mango, and beet puree.
Combine 4 parts Patron silver infused with Jalapeno (made by adding two deseeded jalapenos into a Patron Silver and resting for 12 hours), 2.5 parts flavored puree(blood orange, mango, or fresh beet), and 8 parts lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed double old-fashioned glass and garnish with a lime wedge and jalapeno.
3. Strawberry Frozen Margarita
If you prefer frozen drinks, this crowd-pleaser and party-favorite Strawberry Frozen Margarita is an excellent option. The use of fresh strawberries does a great deal in complementing and highlighting the clean and crisp tequila. Add fresh sliced strawberries into a blender.
The amount you add depends on your preference and how much alcohol you want to mask. But, if you still want to get clean and crisp Patron Silver notes, leave them at a minimum.
In the same blender, add 4 parts Patron Silver, 4 parts Triple sec, 3 parts fresh lime juice, 1 part simple syrup, and ice.
Simple syrup is optional, so, if you don’t want an overly sweet cocktail, you can skip it. Blend the mixture until smooth and pour it into a salt-rimmed old-fashioned or cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and lime wedge.
Tip: If you don’t want a frozen drink, simply blend the mixture without ice and pour it into a glass filled with ice to serve it on the rocks.
4. Jalisco Mule
Modeled after the Moscow mule, Jalisco Mule produces a similar crispiness with a much cleaner citrusy Patron silver taste.
Combine 4 parts Patron Silver and 1 part lime juice in a chilled copper mug filled with ice.
Top with 6 parts ginger beer, garnish with a lime wedge and candied ginger to enjoy this chilled and refreshing drink.
5. Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise is the ultimate tequila-based summer drink, reminiscent of the sandy resort beaches and warm weather. The drink gets its name from the incredible sunrise-like color it gets from the orange juice and grenadine layering.
To make this drink, pour 3 parts tequila and 6 parts orange juice into a tall glass filled with ice. Slowly pour 1 part grenadine syrup, allowing it to sink to the bottom to create the sunrise look.
Do not stir the drink. Simply garnish with a cherry and orange slice and serve.
6. Pineapple Tequila Drink
One of the top-produced fruits in Mexico, Pineapple is a pretty popular fruit in the country. Even better, the tart and sweet flavors of the fruits blend impressively with tequila.
In fact, high quality tequila Blanco, like Patron Silver is recommended in transparent pineapple drinks.
This recipe uses Patron Tequila with its clean, crisp, and herbaceous notes complementing the fruit. Simply pour 3 parts Patron Silver and 1 part orange liqueur (such as Citronege) into a highball filled with ice.
Top with 8 parts pineapple juices, finish with a squeeze of lime juice and garnish with a piece of pineapple.
7. Espresso Martini
Do you love martinis? How about enjoying this typically dry cocktail with more dessert-like flavors? Instead of gin, this sweet-flavored, spirit-forward coffee drink used tequila and makes for an excellent after-dinner drink.
Combine 3 parts Patron Silver and chilled espresso, 1 part demerara syrup, and a pinch of salt in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with coffee beans.
8. Patron Pomegranate
Unbeknownst to many people, pomegranate pairs well with tequila to create a myriad of refreshingly cool, summer drinks. The sweet fruity pomegranate complements the crisp herbaceous tequila Blanco. However, you don’t have to think up complex recipes for these drinks.
A simple recipe with minimal ingredients will still make you a sweet and refreshing Patron Pomegranate drink.
Pour 3 parts tequila and 1 part orange liqueur into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Top with 6 to 10 parts pomegranate juice and a squeeze of lemon juice to enjoy.
9. Electric Coconut
The Electric Coconut drink features a slushie-like consistency that opens up to flavor bursts of citrus and tropical fruit notes.
This summer drink offers a refreshing feel tackling the intense heat of the season. To make the cocktail, combine 4 parts Patron Silver, 2 parts coconut water, 1 part pineapple juice, 1 part lemon juice, and several dashes of orange bitters in a shaker with ice.
Strain over a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with pineapple leaf and angostura bitters for a pop of color.
The Rancharita is born out of the ranch water margarita drink. This cocktail enjoys a brighter citrus profile with ripe agave to complement the crispier herbaceous Patron Silver.
This summer favorite also boasts flavors reminiscent of margarita with a more refreshing and fizzy finish.
Add 4 parts Patron Silver, 2 parts Patron Citronge Orange liqueur, and 2 parts fresh lime juice into a highball glass filled with ice. Top off with about 6 parts soda water, stir the mixture, and garnish with a lime wheel.
11. Tomar Bueno
The Colorful Tomar Bueno drink is versatile and can be enjoyed during any season of the year. The fizzy and citrus-packed drink offers a refreshing and delicious finish.
It is also quite simple to make. All you do is mix the ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a grapefruit peel twist.
The cocktail is made using 2 parts Patron Roca Silver, 1.5 parts Patron Citronge lime, 2 parts Campari, 2 parts grapefruit juice, and 4 parts lemon-lime soda, like Sprite.
Packing flavorful frozen mango chunks, the Mangonada cocktail is the ultimate summer drink. It is a great option for drinkers who love smoothies, slushies, or frozen cocktail consistencies.
The sweetness of the mangoes and fruity apricot, plum, and spicy notes of the chamoy sauce blends perfectly with the herby Patron Silver.
To make the drink, add 16 parts frozen mango chunks, 1 part agave syrup, 1 part fresh lime juice, and 3 parts Patron silver in a food processor and blend till smooth.
Freeze the mixture for 20 minutes and serve. Add a scoop or two of the frozen mix into a serving glass and top with a tablespoon of chamoy sauce to enjoy.
13. Bloody Maria
The vodka-based Bloody Mary is a popular savory hangover-curing cocktail. But, its Mexican cousin, the tequila-based Bloody Maria offers an equally interesting savory flavor packed with numerous surprises.
In fact, pairing the spicy and savory ingredients of the Bloody Maria with the clean herby tequila blanco does wonders for its flavors.
This spicy and savory brunch favorite is made by adding 4 parts tequila, 8 parts tomato juice, 1 part fresh lemon juice, a dash of Worcestershire and Tabasco, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper in a tin or pint glass.
Pour the drink back and forth between two glasses to mix it and strain it into a salt-rimmed Collins glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a lemon wedge and celery stalk and enjoy! The best part of this versatile drink is that you can add more ingredients and garnishes of your choice to boost the flavor.
Patron Reposado Drinks
14. The Patron Perfect Paloma
One of the most popular tequila-based cocktails alongside margaritas, Paloma is a delicious summer drink. A close cousin of the Greyhound, Paloma uses tequila instead of gin or vodka mixed. A classic Paloma contains tequila, grapefruit-flavored soda, and lime juice.
To make it even more authentic, use grapefruit soda brands, like Jarritos or Fresca. This version follows the classic recipe. But, instead of using grapefruit soda brands, it suggests you get as natural as you can afford.
So, grapefruit-flavored soda is made by mixing freshly squeezed grapefruit and soda water.
Combine 4 parts Patron Reposado, 6 Parts grapefruit soda, 1 part fresh lime juice, and a pinch of salt in an ice-filled salt-rimmed highball or lowball glass. Gently stir the contents and enjoy garnished with grapefruit or lime wedge.
15. Patron Pick Me Up Cherry Margarita
If fruity and berry flavors are what you like, the Pick Me Up Cherry Margarita is what you need. However, unlike the classic margarita, this cherry-flavored one uses Patron Reposado instead of silver.
This is because Reposado offers a more aged flavor that blends well with the cherry flavors.
Patron Reposado is typically added for about 3 to 5 months to develop fruity, floral, and warm oaky notes. So, when paired with the berry cherry flavor and bight sherry minerality, you get a pretty delicious drink.
To make the cocktail, combined 3 parts Patron Reposado, 1 part fresh lime juice, 1 part honey syrup, 1 part Manzanilla sherry, and 1 part cherry heering liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel. These hefty pleasant flavors create the perfect winter drink.
16. Bandera de Puebla
The Bandera de Puebla lets you take your plate on a sophisticated journey of flavors and textures. This all-year round cocktail uses simple ingredients.
However, it produces a delicate texture with impressive creamy, citrusy, and fruity notes. Combine 4 parts Patron Reposado, 4 parts Patron Citronge Lime, 2 parts coconut cream, and 3 parts fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake well and strain over ice in a rock glass. Gently pour 3 parts pomegranate juice but don’t stir. this allows the juice to settle at the bottom, creating colorful white and red layers.
To complete the Mexican flag, drape the glass with mint springs. Enjoy this perfect celebration of Mexico.
17. Snow White Sour
Like whiskey sour, the Snow white Sour features a sour factor from the lime juice blending well with the sweet agave nectar and tangy sweetness of the soursop puree.
However, instead of the whiskey notes, you get the beautiful aged notes of Reposado with light and earthy, smooth vanilla, and bright citrus.
The cocktail features 6 parts Roca Patron Reposado, 1 part soursop puree, 2 parts agave nectar, 1 part fresh lemon juice, and a few drops of chocolate bitters combined in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a tall wine glass. Serve garnished with a slice of lemon and coffee beans.
Patron Extra Anejo
18. Patron Midnight in Manhattan
For the ultimate sophisticated and high-end drink, how about experimenting with Patron Extra Anejo? The tequila is aged in American, French, and Hungarian oak barrels for at least 3 years to develop a nuanced and deep flavor ideal for replacing whiskey in cocktails.
It features agave and sweet oak notes that transition to chocolate, dried fruit, and caramel notes. It then finishes off with long and pleasant warmth with caramel and oak hints.
So, adding it to a Manhattan to replace whiskey is the way to enjoy a beautiful dark spirit-forward cocktail with oaky vanilla flavors.
Combine 2 parts Patron Extra Anejo with 1 part Averna Amaro and a few dashes of orange bitters in a mixing glass with ice. Stir the mixture to chill, strain into a martini glass, and serve garnished with an orange twist.
Gran Patron Drinks
19. Patron Martini
The ultimate bar drink, replace gin with high-end Gran Patron Platinum for a flavor-boosting drink. Combine 4 parts Gran Patron Platinum with 1 part Martini Bianco Vermouth in a mixing glass with ice.
Stir gently to chill and strain into a chilled martini glass, garnishing with a thin slice of cucumber. To further complement the flavors, express a lemon peel zest over the drink and discard the peel.
20. Set in Stone
Reflecting Gran Patron Peidra’s premium status, this cocktail is what you make when you are in the mood for a splurge. This spirit is named after the stone wheel, “the piedra” used for crushing agave to make tequila.
Aged for at least three years, the tequila develops a rich aroma and notes of caramel, dried fruit, and pepper. So, when mixed in this drink, it goes a long way to spruce up its flavors.
Nonetheless, the cocktail features a pretty simple cocktail. Simply mix 4 parts Gran Patron Piedra with 1 part Patron XO Cafe and a few dashes of bitter cube Trinity bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice to the glass, and stir gently and strain into a double old-fashioned glass to serve.
With so many Patron drinks to choose from, the decision is all yours. whether you want a sweet or savory, summer or winter drink, you can always find an option.
However, unlike other tequila options, the premium flavors that come with the 100% Blue weber agave Patron, you will more certainly enjoy any of its cocktails.