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The Cocktails of Australia’s Patrón Perfectionists Finalists 2018

Both the Queensland and Victorian Regional Finals for the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition are done and dusted, with four finalists coming out on top.

The Melbourne finals, including bartenders from Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales, saw Pauric Kennedy from Sydney’s Barangaroo House and Tony Huang from The Lui Bar in Melbourne be selected to head to the National Finals.

They’ll compete against New South Wales’ Ben Vials, Tandem bar, and Queensland’s Joseph Chisholm, Brooklyn Standard, along with the crowned finalists from the upcoming Perth final (encompassing South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory) for the title of Australia’s Patrón Perfectionist 2018.

The national winner will travel to the home of Patrón Tequila, Patrón Hacienda, to compete in the Global Finals against 17 international finalists.

Here are the cocktails dubbed both ‘worthy of a perfectionist’ and worthy of competing at the Australian National Finals.

Tony Huang, The Lui Bar, Melbourne: ‘Yhi’

45ml Patrón Silver
45ml House-made Australian native botanical tepache

Pauric Kennedy, Barangaro House, NSW: ‘Spring to Mind’

45ml Patrón Silver
20ml Mountain pepper infused Regal Rogue Wild Rosé Vermouth
15ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
15ml Finger lime and rosella flower cordial

Ben Vials, Tandem, NSW: ‘Quarantine’

40ml Patrón Reposado
10ml Patrón Añejo
5ml Roasted ginger syrup
10ml Tonka bean caramel syrup
10ml Achacha juice
20ml Lemon juice
Kaffir lime leaf

Joseph Chisholm, Brooklyn Standard, QLD: ‘Easy to Appeas’

50ml Patrón Silver
10ml Smokey whisky
20ml Acid adjusted pea juice
12.5ml Lemon juice
10ml Apple tarragon syrup
6 Fresh mint leaves
Tarragon oil