Tequila and agave spirits are gaining more appreciation across the UK so the iconic Margarita is easy to find on menus across London, but for those who want to enjoy one at home, it is simple to make and easy to get creative with.

Patrón Tequila has reintroduced the search for’Margarita of the Year‘ in 2018, with seven exciting Margarita recipe combinations such as Lychee & Chia Seeds, Tomato & Thyme and Celery & Lime. These were created by bartenders from across the globe, each recipe inspired by their hometowns.

La Margarita

Inspired by LA’s signature agua frescas, this margarita recipe from California plays with lychee, ginger, lime and chia seeds.

  • 45 ml Patrón Reposado
  • 15 ml Patrón Citrónge Orange
  • 20 ml Lime juice
  • 10 ml Lychee syrup
  • 10 ml Ginger syrup (such as Monin or Ginger Reál)
  • +
  • Whole lychee for garnish
  • +
  • Sprinkle of chia seeds and salt for rim
  1. Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.
  2. Strain onto fresh ice in a glass rimmed with a 50/50 blend of chia seeds and kosher salt.
  3. Garnish with lychee to the sounds of classic Mexican guitar.

North End Margarita

Tomato and thyme come together in one simply savory, Boston-inspired Margarita.

  • 45 ml Patrón Reposado
  • 15 ml Patrón Citrónge Orange
  • 15 ml Lemon juice
  • 10 ml Agave nectar
  • 2 Whole cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Thyme sprigs
  • +
  • Lemon/thyme/pepper citrus salt rim*
  1. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle one cherry tomato with agave nectar.
  2. Add liquid ingredients and one thyme sprig and shake vigorously with ice to chill.
  3. Strain through a mesh strainer into a chilled coupe that has been rimmed with the seasoned salt.
  4. Garnish with remaining cherry tomato and thyme sprig, but don’t go (historically) overboard.

Verde Margarita

Blending the flavours of lime and celery with herbal notes of elderflower make this frozen Margarita fresh and vibrant, just like Mexico City.

  • 45 ml Patrón Silver
  • 15 ml Patrón Citrónge Orange
  • 155 ml Elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germain)
  • 5 ml Fino Sherry
  • 5 ml Agave syrup
  • 1 Lime wedge
  • 1 Celery stick
  • 1 Pinch salt
  • +
  • Celery spear & edible flower for garnish


Sugar, maldon salt & celery salt rim

  1. Rim a highball glass with a mix of sugar, maldon salt & celery salt.
  2. Combine ingredients in a blender with crushed ice and blend until a slushy consistency is achieved.
  3. Pour contents from blender into glass.
  4. Garnish with celery spear and edible flower before a well-deserved siesta.