To kick off London Cocktail Week, we headed to Hacha in Brixton for a tequila masterclass like no other with Patròn.

The evening started with a delicious Paloma (my new favourite drink) and an introduction to their UK drinks ambassador who ran the session. 

We were taught all about the origin of tequila, how to differentiate a good tequila from another and the different tastes you can find depending on how long it has been aged in a barrel for. Interestingly, Patròn don’t use tasting notes for their tequilas, as they believe everyone tastes them differently – which we definitely agree with, as Tequila Silver was our favourite!

After our tequila tasting session, we headed upstairs into the main Hacha restaurant to taste their infamous Mirror Margarita – a twist on the traditional cocktail and it definitely lived up to the hype. A blend of tequila with hints of lemon and lime but with a mirror finish that looked just like water – no wonder it was voted one of the top cocktails in the world!

All of this followed with a selection of delicious tacos and a DJ set – and what Mexican fiesta would be complete without a piñata?! 

Patròn will be running tequila masterclasses throughout London Cocktail Week at various venues.

For more information and to get your London Cocktail wrist band visit – but get in quick London cocktail week finishes on 23rd October.

Written by Nikki Horesh.