After already the third Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition had taken place in 2017, it was high time in 2018 for the next round. Host city: Hamburg. Only marginally colder than in Jalisco, Mexico, the Hanseatic city is also the home of last year’s winner Dirk Güldner. He in turn was part of the top-class jury alongside Global Traveller and GQ Supertramp Simon Lohmeyer as well as Matthias Knoll, by profession brand manager at Patrón.

To make a long story short: from the German-Swiss border region, with American-Chinese roots and accompanied by lots of cosmopolitan flair as part of the package, Chloe Merz came, saw and conquered her five adversaries with a drink that has a beautiful name: “Dauntless Desert” and an outstanding taste – Patrón Reposado, grapefruit oleo acid, black tea syrup, bergamot, absinthe.