Chicago friends: you guys get the best stuff. All day today, tweet #PatronMyCinco to purchase a Cocktail Courier box delivered to your door within an hour. If you’re really lucky, you’ll get a mariachi band to deliver it and play some music to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It includes a kit to create the Patron Margarita of the Year, the Coralina Margarita, as well as Patrón branded shaker, cups, napkins, chips and salsa.
If you’re not in Chicago, you can still get Cocktail Courier deliveries to your home. It’s a pretty cool idea: choose your cocktail from a list of interesting drinks from prominent bartenders, everything from a Thai-Tucky Julep to the Coralina Margarita (which was included in the package they sent me). You get everything from the liquor, to fresh fruit, to garnish– all in the box!
You can also order bar tools and the syrups that accompany the drinks, for use on your own.
The Coralina Margarita is a traditional margarita with a cabernet float and a hibiscus salt and sugar rim. It’s a nice twist on a traditional margarita, and the recipe can be found on Patron’s website.
Each cocktail kit makes between 5-8 cocktails, and ranges in price from $5 to $10 per drink. In Chicago, they’re delivered in a taxi (included), and in other cities, like my home base of Cincinnati, they’re delivered by UPS.
This is a great idea for a party or just to surprise a friend. Try them out!