August 30, 2018

The Paloma | Craft Cocktail Series

Paloma Cocktail with TequilaThe Paloma

As we near the end of summer, everyone is searching for a refreshing drink that can be sipped on a back porch as we soak up the last little bits of vacations, beach trips, and of course tacos.      So what drink is the perfect end of summer drink and is a favorite of Mexico?  Well, it isn’t a Margarita.  

Shocked?  I was to when I sat down to chat with Clair as she mixed what is truly the best Paloma (first really) I have ever had.  While Margarita’s are the drink of choice in Tex-Mex restaurants here in America, in Mexico the Paloma rains supreme.

While the history of the drink is obscure and hard to trace, one thing is for sure . . just like its name, the dove, it is smooth and light.  

Paloma Recipe

1 1/2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila

2 lime wedges

Grapefruit soda, such as Jarritos or Squirt

Pinch of salt

Pour tequila into a Collins glass full of ice. Fill glass with soda, squeeze lime in, and sprinkle salt on top, and use a straw to gently stir once or twice. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit peel or a wedge of grapefruit.

While some recipes call for adding juice instead of soda, this one from Clair Mclafferty is so good.  Wanting a signature drink for your wedding day?  Contact Clair for your own custom version of the Paloma.


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