Petrone vs. Patron: National Tequila Day


It's National Tequila Day today (July 24th) and my last name is Petrone.

Yep, like Patrón. Like, sometimes the bartender doesn't know if I'm closing out my tab or asking for a shot, Patron. So it's safe to say that I'll be feeling super great (not) on Monday morning. The following tequila-based cocktails will definitely help me get there. You should make them too! Then it'll be like we're drinking together. Except not at all. #happydrinking

The Walking Dead

  • 1 oz. Milagro Silver
  • .75 oz. Lillet Rose
  • 1 oz. Combier
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice

Shake. Coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Where to get it: Irvington

Fumo Verde

  • 1 oz. Cucumber juice, pressed with the skin on
  • 1/4 oz. Thyme Simple
  • 1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
  • 3/4 Lemon Juice, pulp strained
  • 3/4 Blanco Tequila
  • 3/4 Vida Mezcal

Combine ingredients in a tin shaker and add ice. Shake, double strain over large rock in a dbl old-fashioned with a 1 inch dipped rim in smoked salt. Garnish with lime wheel vertically in glass. Lightly sprinkle smoked salt over large ice.

Where to get it: Osteria Morini

Margarita Italiana 

  • 1.5 oz. Avion silver
  • .5 oz. Aperol
  • .5 oz. Pamplemousse Rose
  • .5 oz Citrus
  • .25 oz. Agave

Shake and pour over ice into rocks glass. Garnish with fresh grapefruit peel.

Where to get it: Scarpetta

New Fashioned 

  • 2 oz. Casamigos Anejo Tequila
  • 1 tsp. Demerara Syrup
  • 2 Dash Angostura Bitters
  • 2 Dash Regans' Orange Bitters

     Stir. 2" cube in rocks glass. Lemon and            orange twist crossed in glass.

     Where to get it: Whiskey Blue

Pushcart Wars

  • 2 oz. Jal/Hab Maestro Dobel Tequila
  • .75 oz. Rosemary S.S
  • .75 oz. Lime
  • 1 oz. Currant Tea

Combine ingredients in shaker with crushed ice. Strain into hurricane glass and garnish with rosemary sprig.

Where to get it: VANDAL

Old Dirty Bramble

  • 3 Muddled Blackberries
  • 2 oz. Milagro Reposado
  • .5 Honey
  • .75 Lemon
  • Dash Ginger Juice

Combine ingredients in rocks glass. Garnish with skewered blackberry.

 Where to get it: Beauty & Essex

Lost in Polanco

  • 1.5 oz. Jalapeno Infused Maestro Dobel
  • .5 oz. Cointreau
  • .5 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Blood Orange Puree

Shake on the rocks. Pour into rocks glass.                                     Garnish with orange slice.

                                                                                                                  Where to get it: The Stanton Social

Spicy Paloma

  • .5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz. Thai Chile-Aperol
  • 2 oz. Casamigos Blanco

Serve in a high ball with a grapefruit wedge inside the glass as a garnish. Top with grapefruit soda.

Where to get it: Kingside

See you on the other side. When it's time to meet up for waffles. #yolo