Considered as one of the leading international cocktail competitions, Patrón Perfectionists 2019 encompassed bartenders from 30 countries and cruise liners across six continents.
Patrón Perfectionists is more than just a cocktail competition. While the competition seeks perfection, it challenges bartenders to demonstrate craftsmanship and attention to detail through their drinks and presentation. From as far afield as Israel and Colombia, bartenders around the globe will compete in national finals taking place from September 2019.
22 winners, top bartending talent from around the world, will then jet off to Mexico in January 2020 to compete in global finals week. The competition will culminate at the beautiful home of Patrón Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico where the global winner of Patrón Perfectionists will be crowned.
Take a look at the national winners below (and click on their images to see their recipe and inspiration).
Ana Paula Ulrich
David Van Zyl
Patron XO Cafe Liqueur
This Mexican coffee-flavoured liqueur is based on 100% agave Patrón Tequila rather than neutral spirit, as is more commonly the case with coffee liqueurs.
Gran Patron Burdeos
This 100% agave, triple distilled añejo tequila is matured in a combination of casks: one year in ex-bourbon barrels, 10 months in French oak barrels
Gran Patron Piedra
Launched in global travel retail in April 2013, Gran Patrón Piedra is an extra añejo tequila produced using a traditional Tahona wheel to crush the piña
Patron Silver tequila
Patrón Silver is a blend of two very differently produced triple distilled tequilas - one made using a traditional tahona and fermented with agave fibres,
Patron Reposado Tequila
Patrón Reposado comprises two very different 100% agave triple distilled tequilas - one made using a traditional tahona and fermented with agave fibres,
Gran Patron Platinum Tequila
Produced from a blend of two very differently produced triple distilled tequilas - one made using a traditional tahona and fermented with agave fibres,
Patron Anejo tequila
Patrón Añejo is a blend of two very differently produced triple distilled 100% agave tequilas - one made using a traditional Tahona and fermented with
Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa
Launched in February 2012, Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is coffee liqueur based on Patrón Silver tequila and flavoured with Criollo dark cocoa from Mexico's
This orange liqueur was developed for use in Margarita cocktails and is made using organically grown sweet oranges from Jamaica and bittersweet oranges