The Story Behind The Jefe Aéreo

In this spin on the Air Mail Highball, PATRÓN Reposado brings warming notes of oak-aged agave to take the place of the original ingredient, rum. Created by bartender Armando Cortes, PATRÓN Reposado, honey syrup, and lemon juice round out the base, while a tincture made from dried chile de árbol brings a delicate heat. Finished off with a splash of lager beer and garnished with a chamomile flower, the Jefe Aéreo is a fresh and innovative approach to utilizing this superior reposado tequila. 

Video directed by: Jeff Brown


  • 1 ½ ounces PATRÓN Reposado
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce honey syrup
  • 3 dashes of chilli tincture (dry chile de árbol)
  • Lager beer
  • Chamomile flower for garnish


  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice.
  2. Combine all ingredients and stir.
  3. Garnish with a chamomile flower.

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Updated: 2023-01-24

Jefe Aéreo Recipe Video

This recipe is sponsored by PATRÓN.