Patrón is a popular brand of tequila that is known for its smooth taste and high quality. The brand prides itself on using pure Weber Blue Agave to handcraft a premium spirit with deep and complex flavors. While most prefer to enjoy their Patrón straight, it can also be paired with a variety of chasers to create a unique and enjoyable drinking experience.
In this article, we are going to list the top five best chasers for Patrón. Each is selected to complement and elevate this tequila’s flavors while at the same time cutting its sharpness enough for you to appreciate them.
This might not be the most specific recommendation to start our list, but that’s largely due to the fact that nearly every fruit juice pairs exceptionally well with this world-famous spirit.
The sweetness of fruit juice often helps cut the bitterness and burn of Patrón which makes it difficult for some individuals to enjoy the spirit on its own.
Of course, you also don’t want the chaser to overpower this premium tequila. The most popular choices are tropical fruits or those that tend to be more tart or acidic than sugar-sweet, such as:
- Orange juice
- Grape juice
- Apple juice
- Cranberry juice
- Pineapple juice
- Grapefruit juice
These options are guaranteed to add a refreshing flavor to the tequila and can be used to create a variety of delicious and unique cocktails.
If there’s any chaser that is as authentically Mexican as Patrón, it’s pulque. This is a traditional beverage in Central Mexico made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant and commonly referred to as the Hispanic kombucha.
Although pulque can be mistaken for a glass of milk, its viscous consistency and slightly sour, creamy taste make it a unique drinking experience.
Pulque and Patrón is the perfect combination for a night of sipping and savoring; just remember that pulque is also an alcoholic beverage with an alcohol content comparable to beer.
Because this drink isn’t popular in the United States, you’re not likely to find it in your typical bar or club setting. You might, however, find it in local wine and liquor stores or Mexican restaurants.
Anyone who is feeling bold enough to graduate from chasing their Patrón with a moderate alcoholic beverage like pulque to chasing it with another spirit should reach for a glass of Bourbon.
Bourbon is an excellent chaser for Patrón tequila because of its smooth and sweet flavor. Bourbon is a type of whiskey that is made from at least 51% corn and is aged in charred oak barrels.
This aging process gives the beverage a distinct sweetness with notes of vanilla and caramel. The combination of the smooth sweetness of bourbon with the spicy flavor of Patrón tequila creates an enjoyable and balanced taste.
Salt and Lime
The most widely preferred chaser for a shot of high-quality Patrón is nothing more than a lick of salt and a squirt of lime juice.
This classic combination has stood the test of time for a reason! It’s is like a refreshing sip of margarita. The salt reduces the sharpness of the tequila, while the lime enhances its fruity undertones and adds a citrusy aroma.
We highly recommend this chaser option to anyone who doesn’t want to go through the hassle of carrying a liquid chaser or purchasing a cup when all they need is a sip.
If this combination isn’t for you, we recommend trying a sweeter, modern alternative of cinnamon-dusted orange slice.
A non-alcoholic beverage that will give pulque a run for its money in authenticity is the tangy, spicy Sangrita.
This Mexican beverage dates back to the 1920s and was made to accompany tequila shots. It is traditionally made with a tomato and/or orange juice base and lime juice with some form of pepper for extra spice.
When used as a chaser for Patrón, the taste is like a Bloody Mary. Not only is Sangrita sweet and smooth enough to tame and enhance Patrón’s sharp, bold flavors, but it’s also an excellent palate cleanser to enjoy your next drink.
There are many sodas, juices, and cocktails you can pair with Patrón. Pulque and Sangrita are excellent chasers, but are often hard to find.
But, the ideal chaser is one that is as close to this premium tequila’s Mexican roots as possible. A simple combination of salt and a lime wedge or just a glass of fresh fruit juice will do the trick.
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