New Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa Coffee Liqueur

The first brand extension for the successful coffee liqueur.

17 Oct 2012
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The new Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa combines high-quality Patrón Silver tequila and the light essence of coffee with an extraordinary chocolate flavour, to create a unique and enjoyable ultra-premium liqueur.

'Patrón XO Cafe has quickly become one of the fastest-growing products in our portfolio, and the success and excitement surrounding this brand has definitely energized the coffee liqueur category overall, said Ed Brown, President and CEO of Patrón Spirits International.

'When we looked at how we could build on what makes Patrón XO Cafe so special, chocolate was such a natural fit.'

Where does the chocolate come from?

Chocolate, a word that originates in Mexico’s Aztec cuisine, has been used as a drink for nearly all of its history. The high-quality Criollo variety of chocolate in Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is produced in Mexico’s Tabasco region. The coffee comes from the Mexican states of Veracruz and Chiapas.

Distilled at 60 proof, Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is characterized by its deep, dark brown colour, and aroma of fresh coffee balanced with cocoa. The taste is dry, not sweet like many other coffee liqueurs; combining the rich flavours of fresh-roasted coffee, fine chocolate and light tequila. The finish is smooth, yet dry.

Patrón’s master distiller

'Patrón XO Cafe has always been one of my proudest achievements,' said Francisco Alcaraz, Patrón’s master distiller who created the recipe for the entire line of Patrón tequilas and liqueurs. 'And, I’m very excited to present Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa, an elegant spirit with a precise, balanced blend of Patrón tequila, coffee and rich chocolate, that took several years to perfect.'

How do you drink it?

Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is highly versatile and delicious in any number of cocktails or after-dinner drinks. The liqueur is also enjoyable served on its own over ice, or used as a topping for ice cream and other imaginative desserts.

Where is it made?

Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is produced and bottled at the Hacienda del Patrón distillery in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, handcrafted with the same attention to detail and quality as all Patrón tequilas and liqueurs.

It is available in a 750ml size and packaged in the eye-catching handmade Patrón XO Cafe glass bottle, a frosted version of the iconic cork-closed Patrón tequila bottle.

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