Recipe of the day: Patron’s Bitter Mai Tai
Each day of the 2019 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, we here at The Aspen Times are going to be sharing a drink recipe from Food & Wine that you can find either in the Grand Tasting Tent or at a bar around town.
For Day 2 of the Classic, we are featuring a drink from a perennial Food & Wine favorite: Patron. You can find this refreshing summer sipper being served at the Patron booth set up in the courtyard of the Grand Tasting Pavilion. Also for those with a Food & Wine pass, David Alan and Stephen Halpin from Patron (both of whom are mixing up this cocktail in the recipe video above) are hosting a seminar called “Patron Tequila Presents: Drinks at Home, Perfected by Patron” from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Regis Courtyard.
Bitter Mai Tai
- 1 oz Patrón Silver
- .5oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
- 1 oz MARTINI Bitter
- .75 oz Orgeat Syrup
- .75 oz Lime Juice
- Lime wheel for garnish
- Mint sprig for garnish
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice. Shake vigorously to chill and pour contents into the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and sprig of mint.
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