This Sunday, July 24, is National Tequila Day. But with the growth and popularity of Mexico's proud spirit surging around the globe, the holiday should more aptly be called "International Tequila Day."

Patrón Spirits will mark the occasion of International Tequila Day with events and promotions across the world, and the launch of the Patrón Cocktail Lab, a highly interactive cocktail recommendation site that leverages cutting edge technology to showcase the versatility of this sophisticated spirit.

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Patrón Toasts the Versatility of Tequila on (Inter)National Tequila Day

Celebration Includes Global Events and the Launch of Interactive 'Patrón Cocktail Lab'

NEW YORK, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday, July 24, is National Tequila Day. But with the growth and popularity of Mexico's proud spirit surging around the globe, the holiday should more aptly be called "International Tequila Day."

Patrón Spirits will mark the occasion of International Tequila Day with events and promotions across the world, and the launch of the Patrón Cocktail Lab, a highly interactive cocktail recommendation site that leverages cutting edge technology to showcase the versatility of this sophisticated spirit.

"We recognize that tequila isn't a 'national' spirit, but one that's enjoyed globally. And an important reason why tequila has achieved such international success is because of the incredible versatility of this world-class spirit. In fact, we believe it's the world's most versatile spirit, perfect for any cocktail or occasion," says Lee Applbaum, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Patrón Spirits. "That's why, on International Tequila Day, we're hosting a global celebration to highlight the versatility of tequila, and introduce the new Patrón Cocktail Lab to help people across the world get easy access to exciting and interesting tequila recipes."

Available in more than 100 countries, Patrón is widely credited with helping introduce 100% agave tequilas to spirits drinkers across the world. And to help celebrate International Tequila Day on Sunday, Patrón will host events in cities across the globe, with a focus on classic cocktails perfected by Patrón tequila. For example, a time-honored gin and tonic upgraded with Patrón, or a traditional Bloody Mary transformed into a Patrón Bloody Maria, perfect for a Sunday. (See below for the classic Patrón Bloody Maria recipe.)

To help people find their perfect International Tequila Day cocktail recipe (or any occasion drink), the newly launched Patrón Cocktail Lab, accessible on PatronTequila.com, is a cocktail recommendation engine that doesn't just simply list recipes, but rather allows visitors to find and share innovative, easy-to-prepare Patrón cocktails based on their individual flavor preferences – from spicy to sweet, fruity to herbal. 

To make the Patrón Cocktail Lab even easier to access, Patrón is one of the first spirits brands to pioneer leading-edge voice technology, to make the Cocktail Lab available on new voice recognition platforms. Starting this week, by simply enabling the "Patrón" skill in the Alexa app on Amazon Alexa voice-enabled devices, including Amazon Echo, users can ask for cocktail recommendations, recipes and tips – everything from the perfect brunch recipe to the proper way to shake and strain a cocktail. Future voice platforms will follow. (Visit PatronTequila.com/AskPatron for more information and a demo.)

"At Patrón we didn't invent tequila, but we perfected it, and that includes our longstanding commitment to product and technological innovation. Engaging voice communication is just another way that we're creating simply perfect experiences for our consumers through the tools that we deliver and the tequila that we proudly handcraft," adds Applbaum. "We are excited to be the first luxury spirit brand on the Amazon Alexa platform, which is really the start of a broader initiative that will leverage platforms like Alexa, Cortana, Siri, and future technologies to be able to more seamlessly deliver content to people when and how they want it. Alexa is just the beginning."

About Patrón Tequila

From hand-harvesting the highest-quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, to the traditional, time-honored distillation process and individual labeling, numbering, and inspection of each bottle, Patrón tequila is crafted with meticulous precision and care. Though Patrón has grown to become one of the most-recognized and respected luxury spirits brands in the world, it is still exclusively produced in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, in the same small batches and with the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship. For more information about Patrón tequilas and liqueurs, please visit

www.PatronTequila.com.

Patrón Bloody Maria

2 oz. Patrón Silver
5 oz. Bloody Mary mix, or build your own:
4 oz. Tomato Juice
.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Dash Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
1 Tsp Horseradish (optional)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Lime wedge for garnish
Celery stalk for garnish

Source: Patrón Tequila