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Chipotle to mark Cinco de Mayo with premium margaritas

Chipotle Mexican Grill said it will debut a new Patrón margarita made with premium tequila and fresh juices  at many of it national locations.

Chipotle Mexican Grill said it will debut a new Patrón margarita made with premium tequila and fresh juices at many of it national locations.  (Chipotle Mexican Grill )

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle is to release its newest ingredient to date— Patrón Silver.

The Mexican restaurant franchise said Thursday it will debut a new Patrón margarita made with the premium tequila later this month.

The made-to-order cocktail — available at 900 of the chain’s 1,458 restaurants starting April 29 -- will be crafted with Patrón Silver, triple sec, lemon and lime juices and organic agave nectar--and served on the rocks with a fresh cut lime. 

“Most people are not aware, but we have served margaritas at Chipotle from the beginning,” Chipotle’s chief marketing officer, Mark Crumpacker, said in a release. “Previously, however, they were made using a margarita mix and we didn’t feel they were as delicious as they could be. Our new margarita recipe eliminates the mix in favor of a few simple ingredients.”

The drink will cost $6.50 and $8, depending on location. 

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