Patrón Margarita Masterclass | Partner Content
There are only a few people on this earth who can make a truly perfect margarita.
So you should take most of those claims with a pinch of salt.
Unless, however, they are the people at one of Mexico’s most esteemed tequila producers …so it’s pretty fortuitous that Patrón happen to be hosting an exclusive, cocktail-laced talk by vaunted mixologist Zoran Peric to celebrate International Margarita Day.
And it’s taking place tomorrow night.
It’s going down in the polished Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen at Harvey Nichols, designed in collaboration with the eponymous magazine – a fact that will make perfect sense once you’ve clocked the sleek marble flooring, textured grey walls, and sage banquettes. And naturally, you’ll be handed a perfectly-crafted Margarita on arrival to help you take it all in.
After soaking up your surroundings (and your drink), Zoran will step up to take you through the annals of Margarita history. And given that he’s a former chairman of the UK’s Bartender Guild who’s helmed the bars at Skylon as well as several five star hotels, it’s safe to say you & your drinks will be in safe hands. About those drinks – you’ll sample everything from the Victorian Whiskey Daisy, to modern day margs, to a classic ’70s frozen version, to an agave-infused Tommy’s Margarita, and an innovation courtesy of OXO Tower Restaurant mixologist, Sophie Bratt. Her take, entitled the English Garden Margarita, combines tequila with orange & apricot liqueurs, Earl Grey syrup, and sugar snap peas…
…which is particularly tantalising because it’s one of the contenders for the Margarita of the Year; a month-long competition run by Patrón to scout out the most imaginative twists on the cocktail, with entries from across the globe.
And with the bar continuing to serve after the talk – it would be rude not to get into the spirit.
NOTE: The Margarita Masterclass is taking place on 22nd February from 7pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be booked in the Nudge Box Office on this page. If you don’t manage to book in, you can join the waiting list and we’ll inform you immediately should space become available. And of course you can still order the English Garden Margarita at the OXO Tower Restaurant and Harvey Nichols bars until 5th May.
Patrón Margarita Masterclass | Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
*If you’re looking down here because of the asterisk on Wallpaper*, well, that’s the name of the magazine. Punctuation and all.
Like tequila? Then you could do worse than heading down to The Pink Chihuahua, or La Bodega Negra.