Over half a million votes have crowned the Coralina Margarita as the 2017 Margarita of the year – we congratulate Tequila Patron on their amazing creations, as they push the boundaries of the traditional margarita every year.

This deliciously unique margarita makes the case for combining tequila with wine, effectively doubling your delight. Inspired by an ocean sunset, the oaky notes of Patrón Reposado perfectly balance the citrusy flavors of Patrón Citrónge Orange. Finally, a sugar-salt rim rounds out a truly unique commingling of flavors.

THE RECIPE

1.75 oz Patrón Reposado

.75 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange

1 oz Fresh lime juice

.75 oz Simple syrup

.5 oz Red Wine (Mexican, or other)

+ Sugar-salt rim*

METHOD

  1. Combine Patrón Reposado, Patrón Citrónge Orange, simple syrup and lime juice in a shaker tin; add ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe rimmed with sugar-salt rim.*
  3. Carefully float red wine on the surface of the cocktail.

* Sugar-salt rim:
Pulverize .25 cup dried hibiscus in a spice grinder. Add .25 cup sugar and .25 cup kosher salt and pulse until combined.

“My drink is inspired by a story of two people who meet abruptly on a beach – the color of my cocktail represents the love they saw for the first time.”

Riesler Morales from Mexico City, Mexico