Diálogos con Familia: Ignacio “Nacho” Jimenez [Video]

This video is part of a series highlighting the importance of authentic tequila, partnered by PATRÓN. Discover more at The World of PATRÓN.

For Ignacio “Nacho” Jimenez, heritage and a love for Mexico inspire all his passions, whether it’s hosting, DJ-ing, or creating a signature PATRÓN® cocktail.

Originally from Mexico before moving to New York City, he says “being an immigrant helps you create environments that are similar to the ones you grew up in.” When it comes to mixology, Nacho draws on memories of dancing in the kitchen at a family member’s house, his mom’s record collection, and the fruit stands that lined the street near his childhood home for inspiration as he walks us through the creation of his Watermelon Cooler cocktail.

Using PATRÓN Silver as his tequila of choice, its citrus tasting notes complement the sweetness of the watermelon. When combined, these flavors transport imbibers to the fruit carts Jimenez frequented in his home of Mexico.

“No matter who you are, you have the right to be here,” he says. “That’s Simply Perfect to me.”

To learn more about Ignacio “Nacho” Jimenez and his cocktail, be sure to click “play.”

Video by: Marshall McDonald

This article is sponsored by PATRÓN.