Stay Gold, a popular NYC cocktail bar that opened its doors in 2018, is serving a drink that would make King Midas proud.

Created by bartender Matt Piacentini, the Silver Meets Gold is a Margarita variation that features Patrón Silver Tequila and is adorned with a 14 karat gold salt rim. The swanky cocktail is inspired by the Patrón Tequila Margarita of the Year contest, which is now down to eight finalists. Anyone can vote daily for their favorite recipe until April 24 when Patrón will crown a winner.

The Silver Meets Gold is a twist on a traditional Margarita that mixes rich demerara syrup and dry curacao to give the drink its sweetness. The glass is rimmed with chili lime sea salt and gold flakes to give it a decadent, glittering finish. Stay Gold will have the Margarita on their menu until the end of February, but you can make it anytime at home with the below recipe.

Silver Meets Gold patron silver margarita cocktail

Silver Meets Gold

Silver Meets Gold


  • 1.5 oz. Patrón Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz. Dry Curacao
  • .75 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 bar spoon Demerara Syrup
  • Chili Lime Sea Salt (for Rim)
  • Gold Flakes (for Rim)
  • Lime Wheel (to Garnish)

Preparation: Add equal parts chili lime sea salt and 14 karat gold flakes to a plate, and stir to mix. Rim a rocks glass with lime juice and dip it into the gold salt mixture to rim the glass. Add the liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel dipped into the leftover gold salt mixture.