Tequila, North America’s first distilled spirit, was created during the 16th century in the Mexican state now known as Jalisco. Today, Jalisco remains the single largest producer of tequila in the world. Approximately 80% of all blue agave, native to the region, is grown in Jalisco and the state is home to every major tequila distillery imaginable, including Patrón. Tucked hundreds of miles inland in the coastal state is Arandas—a small, historic city and this cocktail’s namesake. Mix it up, sip it down, and allow your mind to be transported to beautiful fall nights in Arandas.
1 oz. Patrón Roca Silver Tequila
¾ oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz. Fresh lime juice
½ oz. Agave nectar
3 Whole blackberries to muddle
Blackberry for garnish
Place the blackberries in a shaker tin and muddle briskly. Fill with ice and then add the rest of the ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a blackberry.
Cocktail created by Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology and Spirits Education at Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits.