Summer Cocktail Shake Up

We visit Patrón’s MCA pop up and make it our journalistic obligation to taste all the things

Sydney has a hot new bar and it’s ticking all our summer session boxes. Sitting pretty outside the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), the Patrón Pop Up is a cocktail of tasty tostadas (the ultimate bar food), harbour views,  public transport (a girl’s got to get home), and delicious ice-cold drinks – all shaken into boozy intoxicant of palpable atmosphere.

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At the centre of it all is Patrón, the top-shelf tequila brand known for quality control. Think 100 percent agave, hand craftsmanship, the purity of unaged Patrón Silver and the smokey depth of Patrón Reposado and Patrón Añejo, which are rested and aged in French, Hungarian and American oak.

Throughout the summer, the pop up will hum to the beat of live DJs, including DJ Jimmy2Sox who will be behind the decks on December 13.

Wanting to keep the good times rolling all summer long, we asked the team for their next-level cocktail recipes.

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Classic Margarita 

45ml Patrón Silver

30ml Patrón Citrónge Orange 

22.5ml fresh lime juice

7.5ml agave syrup

Flake salt to garnish

1 Prep an empty Patrón min bottle or similar by freezing an inch of water at the bottom.

Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill.

3 Strain into prepared bottle. Optionally, salt half the rim of the glass with flake salt.

Old Fashioned 

60ml Patrón Añejo

15ml lime juice

7.5ml agave syrup

1 dash Angostura bitters

1 dash Orange bitters

Dehydrated orange wheel to garnish

1 Over a double old fashioned glass, add Patrón Añejo, agave syrup, and both bitters.

2 Add ice – the biggest cubes you can find – and stir.

3 Adjust sweetness to taste, garnish with a dehydrated orange wheel.

Cold Dark Matter

30ml Patrón Reposado

15ml De Kuyper blackberry

15ml lime juice

90ml Fever-Tree Ginger Ale

Tarragon sprig to garnish

1 Chill a high ball glass.

2 Add all ingredients, except the ginger ale, into the glass with plenty of cubed ice and stir to combine.

3 Add the ginger ale and stir, garnish with tarragon sprig.

Patrón Pop Up is open from 4pm to 10pm until  February 16, 2020. More info here:

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