Drink of the Week: Passion Agavera

I spent part of last week in the highlands near Guadalajara, Mexico, watching jimadors harvest the hearts of blue agave plants that are used to make tequila. Then I visited the Hacienda del Patron, where that same agave is transported to be turned into various styles of Patron tequila at the distillery in Atotonilco.

Agave field near Arandas, Jalisco state, Mexico

A jimador harvests agave near Arandas in Jalisco state, Mexico.

The jimadors of yore used to dress like this! I loved this mural painted on a veranda wall at the Patron Hacienda.

The jimadors of yore used to dress like this! I loved this mural painted on a veranda wall at the Patron Hacienda.

I’ll be writing about it all in more detail for some upcoming stories, but in the meantime I wanted to share a taste of tequila and the tropical state of Jalisco, which grows so much more than agave. Patron mixologist Jose Luis Gutierrez shook up some Passion Agavera cocktails that include the new Roca Patron Silver, as well as locally grown passion fruit. Yummy.

Whoops, I accidentally took a sip of this before I took the photo. I blame it on the tequila tasting that took place prior.

Whoops, I accidentally took a sip of this before I took the photo. I blame it on the tequila tasting that took place prior.

Passion Agavera

  • 1-1/2 oz Roca Patron Silver tequila
  • 1 oz passion fruit puree
  • 1 oz peach puree
  • splash lime juice
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • Top mineral water
  • Skewered peach garnish

— Recipe courtesy Jose Luis Gutierrez, Hacienda del Patron

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