One Margarita To Rule Them All

Patrón has announced the 2021 Margarita of the Year: The Rosalia Margarita, dedicated to woman and created by Chiara Mascellaro

By: Tiff Christie|March 13,2021

The Margarita is known for balancing the agave notes of tequila with citrus sourness, but Chiara Mascellaro added something extra to the mix when she created her Patrón Perfectionists Margarita of the Year.

The Italian bartender added rich floral rose notes to make a drink inspired by the patron saint of her home city Palermo, Italy, her Rosalia Margarita.


The Patrón Perfectionists Margarita of the Year was launched by Difford’s Guide on 22 February to coincide with International Margarita Day. It saw 45 former Patrón Perfectionists global finalists submit their take on the classic cocktail, with the winner determined by public vote.

“We were really pleased with the quality of each cocktail recipe and with the level of public engagement,” said Simon Difford, founder and publisher of Difford’s Guide.

“Chiara’s creation is delicately bittersweet, with balancing citrus sourness and rich floral rose, which combine brilliantly with the agave notes of PATRÓN Silver. We look forward to seeing consumers and bartenders alike replicate the Rosalia at home. Congratulations, Chiara!”

This year’s quest saw a focus on home cocktail making, with bartenders encouraged to explore the potential of a Margarita using everyday ingredients. Dedicated to women, Mascellaro’s Margarita variation was a delicate balance of Silver Tequila, rose and subtle bitter notes.

“We are very proud of all the Patrón Perfectionists finalists who took part in the Margarita of the Year quest,” said Senior Director, Global Marketing at Patrón, Matthew Sykes. “Their creations have once again showcased the qualities of a high-quality, hand-crafted tequila like Patrón in new and exciting ways that evidently capture the imagination and attention of consumers around the world.

Dedicated to women, Mascellaro’s creation was designed to bring attention to Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. “I am absolutely delighted to see my Rosalia was voted Margarita of the Year, particularly as this cocktail represents a cause that is very important to me.”

“This challenge has been an opportunity to put my creativity to the test in a moment when our bartending community needs more inspiration and stimulus than ever,” continued Mascellaro.

Mascellaro went on to comment that creating the drink gave her a chance to yet again be in touch with her fellow Perfectionists from all over the world. “I loved … feeling part of this supportive community who share the same passion and dedication to the world of mixology. Thank you to all who made this achievement possible.”

Rosalia Cocktail



  • 40ml PATRÓN Silver tequila
  • 10ml Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter
  • 10ml Fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml Rose syrup


Shake all the ingredients and double strain directly into the coupe glass with Himalayan pink salt for the rim.

Himalayan pink salt for the rim & White flower for garnish

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