Patron Perfectionists has named Italian bartender Chiara Mascellaro’s Rosalia cocktail the Margarita of the Year 2021. On International Margarita Day, the iconic Tequila brand partnered with Difford’s Guide in an effort to find this year’s perfect Margarita.
To find the Margarita of the Year 2021, 45 former Patron Perfectionists global finalists submitted plays on the classic cocktail. After a public vote, Mascellaro’s Rosalia was selected as the winner.
“This challenge has been an opportunity to put my creativity [to the] test in a moment when our bartending community needs more inspiration and stimulus than ever,” said Mascellaro. “I had fun in experimenting and creating my own signature Patrón Margarita. I loved being in touch with fellow Perfectionists all over the world and feeling part of this supportive community who share the same passion and dedication to the world of mixology.”
Mascellaro dedicated her Rosalia Margarita to women, and said it was inspired by the patron saint of her hometown Palermo, Italy. The cocktails is a delicate balance of Patron Silver Tequila, rose, and subtle bitter herbal tones
“We are very proud of the Patrón Perfectionists finalists who took part in the Margarita of the Year quest,” said Matthew Sykes, senior director, global marketing, at Patrón Tequila. “Their creations have once again showcased the qualities of a high-quality, handcrafted Tequila like Patrón in new and exciting ways that evidently capture the imagination and attention of consumers around the world. The talent of these individuals is undisputed, and we feel honoured to call them our familia Patrón. Congratulations to Chiara for the success of her Rosalia cocktail.”
Those interested can now purchase the cocktail via the Difford’s Guide website as an ingredients kit for £74.95 ($104 USD). Delivery is only available in the United Kingdom.
In other UK Margarita news,The Lost Explorer Mezcal has partnered with agave specialist bar Hacha to reimagine the award-winning Mirror Margarita, curated by founder and acclaimed mixologist Deano Moncrieffe.