Good Eats: Chipotle Margaritas Get Makeover With Patron Tequila


Starting April 29 and just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle has announced that it will now serve hand-made margaritas with a choice of Patron or Sauza tequila. The new margaritas will be available in about 900 U.S. restaurants.

Both the Patron and Sauza margaritas will be made with the same ingredients: triple sec, a blend of lime and lemon juice and organic agave nectar. Prices will vary by region but expect the premium version (the one with Patron) version to cost somewhere between $6.50 and $8.

Mark Crumpacker, chief marketing officer at Chipotle:
“Many people are not aware, but we have served margaritas at Chipotle from the beginning, Previously, however, they were made using a margarita mix and we didn’t feel they were as delicious as they could be. Our new margarita recipe eliminates the mix in favor of a few simple ingredients. The new margarita tastes much better and is a really terrific addition to our menu.”