Your Next Drink: Patron-a-Tini

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 20, 2014 5:00 AM

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Primary Alcohol: Patrón, with Cointreau and Grand Marnier

Serving size: Stemmed glass

I discovered this drink when I joined a good friend for some nice weekday conversation cocktails. Normally, I would think of Patrón as a shot-only kind of alcohol, but the mixologists at Graze have found a better way to prepare this classy and delicious liquor.

With the Cointreau and Grand Marnier in there, too, you can taste the high-shelf status of the cocktail. Considering the expense of the shot by itself, this drink is worth the investment.

Although it is prepared and served like a martini, this drink packs a punch that leaves most martinis feeling like a welterweight.

Appearance: I would describe it as a vibrant yellow, but the atmosphere definitely empowers the colors of the drinks here. Also a  slight hint of green coming from the lime juice.

Taste: Although the long list of top-shelf liquor is there, the drink is surprisingly manageable. Lime always plays well with tequila, the Grand Marnier gives a sweet aftertaste, and the sour mix takes care of the rest.

Advice: Please, please, as with any tequila drink, make sure you are counting. Also, Graze is known for having amazing cocktails, but that also means you are paying for the professional mixing.

— by Ben Verhille

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