If you know me, you know that tequila is my alcohol of choice, and the margarita is my all time favorite cocktail. I like to mix up the ingredients to keep it interesting, so when Patrón asked me to be part of their #MargaritaOfTheYear contest I said without a doubt, YES! 

I was lucky enough to attend the Margarita Of The Year party in NYC a few weeks ago, where I got to taste all seven and vote on my favorite. One that took me by surprise was the Tiki Rita. I never thought to combine tiki flavors with a margarita, but I'm telling you it's delicious. So delicious in fact, that after my shoot a few friends and I ended up drinking them all. night. long. 


Recipe // Tiki Rita


2oz Patrón Reposda
.5oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
.5oz Fresh lime juice
.5oz Fresh grapefruit juice
.25oz Vanilla syrup
.25oz Allspice Dram
Grated nutmeg
Lime wheels
Hawaiian sea salt rim


1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.
2. Strain onto fresh crushed ice in a high ball (or tiki!) glass that has been rimmed with Hawaiian sea salt.
3. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg, a lime wheel and fresh cloves.

Make sure to head on over to the Patrón website to see the other 6 recipes, and vote on your favorite. You can also vote for the Tiki Rita on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TikiRita.

They ALL were amazing in my opinion, but the Tiki Rita, the High Plains & the Tropicante were my personal favorites. I'm excited to have new margarita recipe ideas just in time for Cinco de Mayo. 

This post is in partnership with Patrón. The perfect way to enjoy Patrón is responsibly.