What to Mix with Patron: 15 Amazing Flavor-Boosting Mixers

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Looking for a way to savor the beautiful flavors of Patron tequila? This guide into what to mix with Patron shares an incredible3 selection of drink options to pair with the tequila.

Featuring a primarily earthy flavor profile, patron silver embodies the terroirs of Jalisco and is characterized by hints of eucalyptus.

The tequila is dry and mineral with a savory taste of roasted agave, pepper, vanilla, and anise. The tequila finishes off with a smooth and lush mouth feel.


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On the other hand, aged for at least 12 months, Patron Gold features more delicate notes of an aged tequila with a fine balance of warm oak, vanilla, raisins, and honey.

Similarly, other aged Patron varieties offer exquisite and well-balanced delicate sophisticated flavors.  While it has a higher alcohol content than regular tequilas, Patron still maintains an elegant body you can enjoy neat or mixed with other drinks.

With different Patron varieties on the market, here’s a simple guide to different ways you can enjoy this top-shelf tequila.

Also check: What To Mix With Tequila?

15 Incredible Drinks to Mix With Patron

Patron tequila comes in two classifications. You have an unaged silver patron and an aged gold patron, with options like gold, Reposado, and more. Typically, aged tequila develops its own distinct flavor profile, body, and mouth feel from the aging process.

Depending on the aging duration and other factors, like the casks used, each aged patron features its own unique taste.

So, to truly enjoy the authentic flavors and grasp what the aged tequila offers, this type of Patron is best enjoyed neat or with a splash of water. On the other hand, the more versatile silver patron can be mixed with various drinks.  

Here are some of the common, flavor-boosting combinations you can try out;

1. Water


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Water is the simplest drink to add to your tequila. If you want to savor the authentic flavors, but, with minimal intensity, water is a good option.

To best bring out the taste, use chilled water. You can enjoy this simple mixture in a shooter glass or regular sipping glass.

More: 15 Best Sodas to Mix with Tequila

2. Ice


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Attentively, you can enjoy tequila with ice. The best part of using ice in Patron is you don’t have to worry about the drink becoming ultra diluted.

The trick to this is using large cubes or spheres. You can mix the ice with tequila however you want.  You can shake it with ice, stir in the ice, or even pour it over ice.

3. Coke


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If you have a sweet tooth, plain patron or patron with ice or water alone can be a little too intense for you. The best way to tone done the strong taste without losing the tequila is by mixing it with soda.

Coke is a popular soda option to mix with tequila. It adds a bubbling effect with sweetness to balance the tequila.

You can also use coke as the main mixture for multiple tequila-based cocktails. A good option is the Batanga cocktail, a tequila version of the Cuba libre. This cocktail is made of tequila, lime juice, and cola, mixed and served in a glass with a salted rim.

A fairly popular Mexican cocktail, the Batanga is believed to have been born in Tequila, Mexico.  To complement the savory and earthy elements of Patron Silver, you can also follow the region’s rumored practices in making this cocktail.

Typically, the cocktail is stirred using a long wooden handle that has also been used on kitchen tasks, like chopping limes, and chilies for salsa, and guacamole ingredients. This, in turn, imparts these versatile savory, and spicy flavors to the cocktail.

4. Lemon-lime Soda


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Lemon-lime soda, like Sprite, is a great soda option to mix with Patron. The soda adds a fizzy effect with a sweet and sour taste and a refreshingly smooth feel. after all, lemon-lime flavors have a particularly popular and satisfying affinity to tequila.

5. Passionfruit Soda


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For a tropical element, you can wake your drink up with a zesty tropical fruit soda. Passion fruit soda is one popular option to mix with tequila for a fruity drink.

You can enjoy this mixture either way, by adding a splash to Patron and ice. Alternatively, you can layer equal parts of the Patron and the soda into a glass filled with ice.

6. Grapefruit Soda


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Grapefruit soda is another popular soda option to mix with tequila. This fruity soda option offers a whirlwind of interesting flavors when mixed with tequila.

You get a perfect balance of salty, bitter, and sweet. Add chilled grapefruit to tequila and you have the ultimate refreshing tropical drink!

Tip: Grapefruit is also the main mixer to one of the most popular tequila-based cocktails, the Paloma. A classic Paloma simply contains one part tequila Blanco and three parts grapefruit soda. If you have no grapefruit soda, replace it with grapefruit juice and a splash of seltzer or club soda. A squeeze of lime also adds some interesting complexity to the drink.

7. Strawberry Soda


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If you want to brighten the tequila more, strawberry soda is a good option. In this case, you can replace the grapefruit with strawberry soda. While it won’t be a paloma, you will still enjoy bright and refreshing berry flavors that blend well with the earthy and crispy tequila.

For an even more satisfying experience, muddle some fresh strawberries and add ice before pouring the patron and strawberry soda mix into the glass and finish with a squeeze of lime juice.

8. Tonic


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Tonic adds an intriguingly delicious taste to tequila Blanco. When added to Patron silver, you get a sweet taste with a light bitter finish. Yet, the beautiful flavors drive you to take more and more sips of the drink.

Fill a high ball with ice cubes and pour tonic into about half or three-quarters of the glass. Top the glass with tequila, stir and garnish with a lime wedge or grapefruit wedge to enjoy this refreshing drink.

9. Ginger Beer or Ale


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The sweet and spicy flavor notes of ginger beer or ginger ale are a great way to wake your tequila up. The sweetness and spiciness of ginger drink also blend pretty well with the crispiness and earthy flavors of Patron silver.

With ginger beer, you can even curate your own tequila version of the Moscow mule. Ditch the vodka for tequila and combine it with the ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice. Top the mixture with lime juice and garnish with a fresh or dehydrated lime wedge.

10.  Orange Juice


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A classic pairing for tequila, orange juice adds that zingy tang and refreshing sweetness that blends well with the tequila. In fact, the sweet and intense orange juice expertly tones down the harsh bite of silver tequila to give it a smooth finish.

You can even use orange juice for a variety of tequila-based cocktails. My personal favorite is the Tequila Sunrise, made by pouring tequila and orange juice into a glass filled with ice. The drink is then topped with grenadine without stirring to create that sunrise effect.

11. Pineapple Juice


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A tropical fruit, the pineapple is a popular fruit in Mexico.  While tequila and tropical fruit grow in different geographical lands, the final products still blend well. in fact, a mixture of pineapple and tequila creates some of the best tropical flavors.

Tip: Try the less popular (than margarita) cocktail, the matador by mixing 1 part silver Patron, 2 to 3 parts pineapple juice, and half a lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass or champagne flute and garnish with a lime twist or wedge.

12. Multiple Juices


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Did you know that you can also enjoy Patron mixed with multiple fruit juices? One of the best ways to enjoy this mixture is by curating the Cantarito cocktail.

The Paloma-like cocktail features a mix of 2 parts orange juice, ½ to 1 part lime juice, 1 part grapefruit juice, a dash of grapefruit soda, and 2 parts tequila along with a pinch of sea salt.  

Combine all the juices, salt, and tequila in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake, and strain into a traditional clay pot or highball glass. Top with grapefruit soda and garnish with lime or grapefruit wedge.

Fun fact: The Cantarito cocktail was born in the tequila birthplace, Jalisco, Mexico.

13. Bloody Maria Ingredients


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A classic Blood Mary is made with vodka as the alcohol base. But, you can ditch the vodka and replace it with silver tequila for a crispier taste with more savory hints to really target that hangover.

The original Bloody Mary cocktail included vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, celery salt, Tabasco hot sauce, and lemon juice.

However, you can curate your own special bloody Maria (Bloody Mary variation that contains tequila) with a heap of delicious and mouthwatering ingredients.

In a shaker, add patron tequila, tomato juice, lemon juice, Tabasco hot sauce, Tabasco sriracha sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, celery salt, smoked paprika, and black pepper.

Shake the mixture and sieve into a glass filled with ice. Garnish the cocktail with green olives, celery stalk, parsley sprig, lime wedge, and lemon wedge. You can take the garnish a step further with a skewer of olives, charred jalapenos, and grilled shrimp.

14. Vermouth


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You can mix vermouth with tequila to create the tequila version of the classic martini cocktail. Martini comes with the advantage of allowing you to control the mouthfeel and overall flavors of the cocktail.

You can choose to create a dry or sweet martini, based on the type of vermouth you use. Add a mix of herbs fruit peels, and edible flowers to the cocktail to complement the crisp, earthy, savory, and fragrant Patron profile.

15. Multiple Liquors


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If you are in a partying mood, you can enjoy Patron by mixing it with other multiple alcoholic beverages. My personal boozy mixture is the Harlem mugger cocktail.

Packed with various alcoholic drinks like the Long Island, the mugger comprises tequila, vodka, gin, white rum, champagne, and cranberry juice.

All you do is shake 1 part vodka, gin, white rum, tequila, and 2 parts champagne. Strain the mixture into a highball or cocktail glass, top with cranberry juice, and garnish with a lime wedge.


What Soda Can You Mix With Patron?

You can mix Patron with various soda options based on the flavors you want to achieve. some of the popular options include coke, grapefruit soda, passion fruit soda, tonic, and lemon-lime soda.

What Is Good To Mix With Patron Tequila?

You can mix Patron tequila with a wide selection of beverages. Common excellent mixers of Patron include water, soda, fruit juices, and even more booze.

What Is Good To Mix With Patron Silver?

The crisp and more tamed flavors of the unaged Patron silver allow it to blend well with various mixers. Whether sweet, savory, or spicy, Patron Silver blends well with different flavor profiles.

Popular mixers include soda, juice, and other booze types. if you want to get the authentic flavors of silver Patron, water or ice rocks are enough.

Does Sprite Go With Patron?

Sprite definitely goes well with Patron. An excellent and popular example of lemon-lime soda, the crisp and sweet flavors of Sprite blend well with Patron. Plus, it adds that fizzy effect to the drink.

What Is The Best Juice To Mix With Patron?

You can mix Patron with a variety of fruit juices. In fact, some juices even make essential ingredients to popular cocktails, like Paloma, Tequila Sunrise, and Cantarito. Other excellent juices to mix with tequila include pickle juice.


The tamed flavors of Patron along with its subtle crispiness and earthy notes boost its versatility. This means that you can use tequila to create the boozy drink you want.

If you simply want to savor the authentic flavors of the tequila, but, without the tough boozy kick, a splash of water or large rocks (that don’t overly dilute the spirit) are all you need.

Chad Smith

Meet Chad Smith, a seasoned bartender with a passion for mixology. He's the founder of Tin Roof Drink Community, a blog where he shares expert tips, creative recipes, and fosters a vibrant community of cocktail enthusiasts and aspiring bartenders. Join Chad as he takes you on a flavorful journey through the world of drinks. Cheers!

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