2018 Patrón Perfectionist Final

Last week we had the opportunity to travel to Jalisco and witness the final event from the global Patrón Perfectionist competition at the Patrón hacienda. It was such a whirlwind and all the competitors were amazing, as were their cocktails. On the final day, it was down to the final 6 competitors, however, by the end of the evening Yeray Monforte took the ultimate award and was crowned the 2018 Patrón Perfectionist.

Wind by Yeray Monforte
2 ounces Patrón Silver
2 ounces Mediterranean mix (honey, thyme, lemon juice & Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1 ounce wine chamomile
1 egg white
4 branches of thyme
4 sprays of Tequila Patrón cooked in beeswax

Dauntless Dessert by Chloe Merz
1.75 ounces Patrón Reposado
1 ounce Grapefruit oleo acid
1/3 ounce Black tea syrup
1 bar spoon Bergamot spirit
1 bar spoon Absinthe

México Lindo by Oscar Olvera
1.5 ounces Patrón Reposado
2 ounces Mashed mango-habanero
1 ounce Oaxaca´s coffee & vanilla coffee syrup
1 ounce Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Cocoa-Tree Bitter Coffee-Veracruz Coffee

Cyanocitta by Makina Labrecque
1.25 ounces Patrón Silver
1/2 ounce Ransom Dry Vermouth
1 ounce Szechuan peppercorn and lime oleo Saccharum
1/4 ounce Blue Curaçao
6 Albertan spruce tips
1 Pinch of salt

Maestranza by Peter Hannah
1.5 ounces Pink peppercorn infused Patrón Silver
1/2 ounce Rubino Vermouth di Torino
2 ounces Fermented papaya juice
3/4 ounce Key lime juice
1/2 ounce Guava cordial

The Best Promise by Mitsuhiro Nakamura
1.5 ounces Patrón Reposado
1/3 ounce Mead
1/3 ounce Sherry Manzanilla
1 bar spoon Homemade Tepache syrup
1 bar spoon Lime juice
2 teaspoons Green tea