1 ½ oz. Tequila Blanco
½ oz. Lime Juice
6 oz. Grapefruit Soda
Pinch of salt
Glassware and Tools
1. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:
- ½ oz. Lime Juice
- 1 Pinch of salt
- 1 ½ oz. Tequila Blanco
2. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.
3. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.
4. Fill the Collins glass with ice and then use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the Collins Glass.
5. Fill the remainder of your Collins glass with the Grapefruit soda or about 6 oz.
Mexico’s favorite cocktail (hint: it’s not a margarita!)
The Paloma is now Mexico’s most popular tequila drink, surpassing the famed (and tourist loved) margarita. The origins are obscure, but some believe it was born somewhere in southern Mexico. In mixology, sometimes less is more, and the Paloma is a prime example. The cocktail calls for blanco (white) tequila mixed with lime juice and salt, all shaken over ice and topped with grapefruit soda, preferably the Mexican favorite, Jarrito’s. The drink provides the refreshing characteristics of a margarita with the additional tartness of the grapefruit. While the recipe does not call for it, feel free to rim the glass with salt like your margarita :).