Taste of Charlotte with Patron

Taste of Charlotte with Patron

When I first made the decision to move back to Charlotte from NYC, I was so worried about leaving a city full of events and festivals for a smaller, more quaint city. I thought I’d be bored, suffering from major FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as I watched my NYC crew having the time of their life. Thankfully, I’ve quickly learned that Charlotte has so much to offer! Food festivals, concerts, parties—you name it, the Queen City has it, baby.

Last Friday, my best friend came to town and we headed downtown for Taste of Charlotte. Taste of Charlotte is a 3-day festival that features hundreds of foods from restaurants in the area, shopping, entertainment, and more. All of Charlotte came out to attend, including my friend and I, and OMG, y’all, everything wasSOgood! After stuffing my face with chicken, pizza, and everything else I could find, my friends and I took a much needed drink break at Patron!


 Patron had the best activation at the event. Myself, my friends, and my mom all took a quick survey about our summer plans, answered a few other fun questions, and from our answers, Patron was able to create the perfect cocktail for each of us. I got the Matador, and boy, was it yummy! It was the perfect summer drink infused with Patron silver, pineapple, and lime juice. After enjoying our refreshing drinks, we scooted over to the Boomerang picture booth, and we ended the night with a Patron popsicle! All in all, it was definitely a Friday night for the record books! I knew Charlotte was alright with me! *wink


It’s another 90-degree week here in Charlotte, so I’m off to make a batch of the yummy Patron cocktails we had at Taste of Charlotte. If you want to join me, check out the recipe below! Let me know if you guys try it, and also let me know if you made it out to TOC!

Matador recipe

1.5 oz Patrón Silver

2 oz Pineapple juice

.75 oz Fresh lime juice

.5 oz Simple syrup

1 dash Angostura bitters

+ Lime disc for garnish

Add ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled ice. Shake and strain into a chilled flute. Garnish with a lime disc. 

 Post sponsored by Patron.

Happy sipping!

Until next time.


Melissa Chanel