Yeray Monforte was crowned the winner at the 2018 Global Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition. With his cocktail ‘WIND’, Monforte was able to triumph over thousands of entries across 5 continents and seventeen countries.
Participants were tasked with creating a Patrón cocktail that ‘reflects and harnesses the passion, precision and care’ of Patrón. Giving contestants huge space for creativity.
“What an incredible journey”, Yeray said, “I am so thrilled with this victory and the resonating title in the industry as well as a great reward for the commitment … from submitting my entry to competing in front of the judges during the final, the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition has been an unforgettable experience.”
At the grand finals of the competition in Hacienda, Mexico, Yeray competed against: Makina Labrecque from Proof Cocktail Bar in Canada, Chloe Merz from Dauntless Desert in Germany, Mitushiro Nakamura from The Peninsula, Japan, Peter Hannah from Walt Disney Bar in the US and Osca Olvera from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
WIND by Yeray Monforte
60ml Patrón Silver Tequila
60ml Eternal youth mixture (Mix 25ml orange honey, 25ml fresh lemon juice, 10ml olive oil)
25ml Egg whites
20ml Fino Wine
1 Spray of Patrón Reposado macerated in bee pollen
3 Pieces of fresh thyme and a strip of beeswax for garnish
METHOD: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill and combine
Double strain into a coupe glass
GARNISH: Thyme and beeswax