Review: Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur
Tequila, lime, triple sec – That’s a margarita.
So why not use a triple sec that’s made in Mexico, since presumably those distillers know best how the drink should be put together, right?
That’s the basic idea behind Patron Citronge, essentially a triple sec (and not, it should be pointed out, a tequila-based product). This surprisingly thick and clear spirit is made in Jalisco, made with oranges from Haiti and Jamaica and sweetened with cane sugar. Fresh orange character attacks the nose, along with just a hint of woody notes and a touch of green, herbal character that hints at agave. (Or is it just the mind playing tricks?)
I swear it’s there as you sip the spirit, a mouth-filling, vibrantly sweet liqueur that balances sweet and sour with ease. At 80 proof, it’s a hot one, though: Drinking it straight proves more than a bit fiery, and that “burn” may again refer you to some of the lesser tequilas you’ve experienced. That may be a pro or con depending on your approach to orange liqueurs, but it’s hard not to appreciate the pure flavor and bright citrus notes found in this spirit. Try it, of course, in a margarita.
B+ / $20 / patrontequila.com [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
Your mind isn’t playing tricks on you.
Unless they’ve changed the recipe in the past few years, the stuff from my bottle of Citronge is CLEARLY an agave spirit.
Just had a trip to the hospital tonight because of an allergic reaction to this product. The ingredients and not listed on the bottle.
Is there any corn products in this liqueur? I’m allergic.
I’d recommend doing more research on this product. It is a Patrón tequila based liqueur.
This is incorrect. There is no tequila in Patron Citronge, though it is made in Jalisco. (I have reconfirmed this with Patron directly.)
Whats in it if not Tequila? Its a rough bite of a drink
Probably neutral grain spirit (basically vodka)
Noo comment just a question. If I missed reading it would patron citronge make a good aperitife?
Ooh or how about substituting the citronge for the orange juice in a mimosa. Not a question I’m going to try it the next opportunity.
Some mimosa recipes advocate for a small about of triple sec in the mix; but I wouldn’t overdo it.
then its just a liquor/Champaign drink, not a mimosa. I’d still keep in some juice
I want to soak candied fruit for a traditional fruitcake with Patron Orange Liqueur. Is it Tequila or not?
I prefer this to Cointreau or Grand Marnier in boxcar cocktails.
…Sorry, meant to say sidecar cocktails. Citronge with Torres 15 Riserva Privada brandy makes for one hell of a sidecar.