Tequila Patron -- 'Perfect Margarita'

#ThirstyThursdays

D: We were shopping at the LCBO like we often do, and we found this bottle of Patron Citronge (insert accents on letters here). It’s a cool frosted bottle, and it sounded interesting, so we grabbed it. It comes with this card with a recipe for ‘Perfect Margarita’, so we’re giving that a try. I’ll have to try it straight as well, as it is a 35% ABV liqueur, so you could drink it straight as some kind of lime Patron. But, perfect margarita, with no blender, let’s do this.

[Tequila Patron – ‘Perfect Margarita’]

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz Patron silver tequila
  • 3/4oz Patron Citronge lime liqueur
  • 1/2oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2oz simple syrup
  • lime wedge to garnish

Directions:

  • combine all ingredients in a shaker full of ice
  • shake well and strain into a glass with ice
  • garnish with a lime wedge

Apologies for the simple photos, it was me, a shaker, and the A7; we get what we get.

Verdict:

D: So uhh.. it’s a Gimlet? I’d rather just have a Gimlet really, doesn’t involve like $130 in booze bottles, and tastes basically the same. If that’s a perfect margarita, I’ll just stick with a Gimlet. It’s good, I’d drink it, but it’s a Gimlet. More like pertequila gimlet amirite?

Straight: so, tasting a sip, the noise I made was something like “eeeuugh!”. Yeah, it’s basically just simple syrup with tequila and lime flavouring. Steph: “maybe we can do shots of it at the party”. As a joke maybe, jesus. Eugh. This won’t even grow on me, this is just gross. It goes in drinks. It is not a drink. Yucky.