Patrón Tequila Stays True to its Mexican Heritage with a Perfect Cinco de Mayo Celebration

MANILA, Philippines—Every year on the 5th of May, people everywhere come together for Cinco de Mayo, an event celebrating Mexican culture, filled with good food, drinks and fun. In celebration of this year’s Cinco de Mayo, Patrón Tequila is set to hold a fun and exciting party at Xylo at the Palace, in commemoration of their Mexican heritage.

A #SimplyPerfect Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is often synonymous with non-stop partying but not many people know that it is actually a celebration of the history of Mexico. It is, after all, about the Mexican army’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. This amazing feat brought together people near and far in the spirit of joyous revelry. Bringing the same vibrance and energy to the Philippines is Patrón Tequila, the world’s number one, ultra-premium tequila.

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On May 5, 2022, Thursday, Patrón Tequila is set to raise its glasses to its Mexican heritage at Xylo at the Palace, where party-goers are bound to enjoy the beats of Knoxville, Martin Pulgar, Marc Naval as well as overflowing, refreshingly perfect, cocktails for free from 10PM-12MN for the first 200 guests.

A Story of Perfection

Every bottle of Patrón Tequila is passionately handcrafted to perfection at Hacienda Patrón located in Jalisco, Mexico. This ultra premium tequila is made using time-honored methods and in small batches. Harvested Blue Weber Agave is slow-roasted for over 70 hours before being crushed with roller mills and Tahona stones. The extracted mosto and bagasse are fermented, distilled, and sometimes, aged before they go into their iconic bottles.

Going Beyond the Shot Glass

Though tequila is often served as a shooter to chase with salt and lime, there are many ways to enjoy a glass of Patrón Tequila. For those looking to fully appreciate its intricate play of flavors, Patrón Tequila can be enjoyed neat whether you prefer the classic, unaged freshness of Patrón Silver or the rich, aged, flavors of Patrón Reposado and Anejo.

To bring out the aroma of each, glasses with wider openings such as sniffers and goblets make for the perfect glassware for this serve. Tequila goes well iced or not. If you prefer a cooler sip, try tequila straight up or slightly chilled. It can also be shaken or stirred with ice and then strained into a glass without ice. But if on the rocks is your thing, use large ice cubes as they take longer to melt and won’t overly dilute your drink.

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Cocktails made with Patrón Tequila are also definitely a must-have at your favorite celebrations including Cinco de Mayo. With smoothness and a balance of flavors like no other, tequila provides the perfect base for mixed drinks that goes beyond the well-loved Margarita. For example, a Patrón Paloma cocktail makes any gathering refreshingly perfect, sweet and fruity like no other. All you need to add to a shot or two of Patrón Silver are grapefruit or pomelo juice, lime juice, and soda water to fill the glass.

To spice things up and create simply perfect gustatory experiences at gatherings both intimate and grand, switch things up with tequila food pairings. Ease into the meal with your first course and Patrón Silver served in the most traditional way: neat, and in shot glasses to be sipped slowly. As the youngest of the tequilas with the brightest agave profile, Silver goes best with citrus flavors and acidic dishes, cold appetizers ,and chilled seafood dishes like salsa, ceviche, or shrimp.

For the main course, enjoy the unique smokiness of Patrón Reposado. Aged in oak barrels, this tequila goes well with grilled and roasted meats. Top cap off a good meal, enjoy Patrón Añejo served in elegant sniffers along with some chocolate.

“Not enough people know how versatile tequila really is.” shares Lauren Mote, Global On Trade Excellence Programming Manager for Patrón. “While Patrón offers amazing flavor and smoothness on its own and as a shooter, the many cocktails, food pairings, and even dishes one can create with our line of ultra-premium tequila is truly a testament to the passion and meticulous tequila-making process each bottle undergoes.”

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Patrón Tequila is a refreshingly perfect companion for making every celebration simply perfect. Every serve of Patrón guarantees unparalleled smoothness and exquisite flavors for tequila-lovers, party-goers, and discerning connoisseurs to enjoy a Patrón in many ways.