Whether it’s a house party, dinner get-togethers, bar talks or simply going to a restaurant, cocktails have a way of elevating any event, whichever one is your tipple of choice. People with unique taste buds can customise their drinks, but there are always classic options as well as the fancy modern alternatives to choose from. If the love for the variety of combinations that are seen in cocktails is not reason enough to celebrate World Cocktail Day, then what is?
Practice these uniquely concocted, flavoursome drinks and show off your elitist bartending skills on the actual occasion, which takes place on May 13th.
A classic cocktail that expertly blends sweet and sour flavours, the Perfect Paloma is one that many will enjoy, especially on warm day outside in the sun thanks to its refreshing ingredients, which include grapefruit juice and sparkling water.
1.5 oz Patrón Reposado
3 oz fresh grapefruit juice
0.5 oz agave syrup (1:1)
0.5 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 oz sparkling water
1 pinch of salt
Grapefruit slice for garnish
Salt and sugar rim (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a shaker tin and shake with ice to chill.
2. Strain onto fresh ice in a sugar and salt rimmed Collins’s glass.
3. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Classic Patrón Margarita
Make another favourite classic drink at home, a Margarita using these simple ingredients, great for an impromptu house gathering.
45ml Patrón Silver
30ml Citrónge Orange Liqueur
22.5ml fresh lime juice
7.5ml simple syrup
Lime wedge for garnish
Rock salt (optional)
1. Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill.
2. Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
3. Optionally, salt half the rim of the glass with rock salt.
Summer is almost here, and if you’re in the mood to party during the day, try making this tantalising Tequila cocktail at home.
2 oz Patrón Silver
4 oz fresh orange juice
0.5 oz grenadine syrup
Orange slice for garnish
1. Pour Patrón Silver and orange juice into a highball glass and fill with ice.
2. Float grenadine on surface of drink.
3. Garnish with an orange slice.
Añejo Old Fashioned
For those adapted to a bitter-sweet taste, this Old Fashioned is the perfect blend for you.
2oz Patrón Añejo
0.25oz simple syrup
1 dash bitters
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.
2. Add Patrón Añejo, simple syrup, and bitters.
3. Add ice – the biggest cubes you can find – and stir.
4. Adjust sweetness to taste.