Celebrate the world’s most famous cocktail with PATRÓN


Brought to you by Bacardi

As the globe gets ready to celebrate International Margarita Day on 22 February, PATRÓN invites lovers of this tequila-based cocktail to pay homage to their favourite celebratory blend by sharing their perfect margarita recipes. Entrants stand a chance to win one of only three limited creations of the PATRÓN Margarita Cocktail Kit. 

The margarita is regarded as a cocktail that embodies fun and the joyous expression of life, and it is no wonder that it features in many consumers’ celebratory occasions.


“As we celebrate this iconic summer sipper, we want to encourage consumers to embody margarita’s delightful expression by creating their interpretation of the cocktail. We want them to explore and play around with unconventional ingredients they best believe will heighten the cocktail’s flavour and introduce a variety of margarita twists,” explains Edgar Mntungwa, Customer Marketing Manager, Bacardi South Africa. “Crafting the margarita is super easy, whether served on the rocks, classic or frozen. And when paired with the meticulously handcrafted ultra-premium PATRÓN Tequila, it gets elevated to perfection – unleashing all the best flavours of the spirit and the versatility of this classic citrus cocktail.” 

According to the Annual Bacardi Cocktail Trends Report, in 2023 we will see consumers turning away from conventions to seek new drinking experiences. This will result in a rise in consumers exploring new and fresh ingredients that will allow them to discover fun and frivolous cocktail flavours.

“As 2023 arrives, we see people adapt to the shifts around them, and the onus is on brands to find innovative ways to captivate and delight their audiences,” says Brenda Fiala, Global Vice President of Strategy, Insights & Analytics at Bacardi. She adds that as the cocktail culture flourishes, people seek inspiration from the new flavours, sensations, and experiences they see in bars and restaurants to deepen their cocktail creations and consumption enjoyment. 

This is why PATRÓN calls on consumers to share their flavourful discoveries to help the brand elevate the South African market’s cocktail-drinking experience. So shine the “lime-light” on your perfect margarita twist by entering your margarita creation here and following PATRÓN and Eat Out on Instagram. We can’t wait to experience your margarita magic!

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Looking for inspiration for your margarita cocktail?

Check out these recipes with a twist by PATRÒN Perfectionist winner Sabrina Traubner.

Margarita Twist

40ml Patron Silver
20ml peach-and-ginger oleo saccharum
25ml fresh lime juice
10ml triple sec (preferably Cointreau)
Garnish with a thyme salt rim

Rim the glass with thyme salt. Add all ingredients to a shaker. Shake with ice. Fine strain into an empty chilled martini glass.

Long Drink Twist

40ml Patron Silver
20ml fresh lime juice
Coconut ice cube
Tonic water (enough to fill the glass)
Grapefruit zest

Add all ingredients to a highball glass. Gently mix the ingredients. Garnish with a grapefruit zest.

Where to celebrate International Margarita Day

To experience the many twists of the PATRÓN Margarita this International Margarita Day, consumers are invited to join the celebration of this iconic drink at Café Caprice in Camps Bay on 22 February and MAMASAMBA in Rosebank, Johannesburg on 23 February, from 6pm. See you there!

About PATRÓN Tequila

From hand-harvesting the highest-quality 100% Weber Blue Agave to the traditional, time-honoured distillation process and individual labelling, numbering and inspection of each bottle, PATRÓN Tequila is crafted with meticulous precision and care. Though PATRÓN has grown to become one of the most recognised and respected luxury spirits brands in the world, it is still exclusively produced in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, in the same small batches and with the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship. For more information about PATRÓN tequilas and liqueurs, please visit The perfect way to enjoy PATRÓN is responsibly.

PATRÓN is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

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