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Paloma Cocktail

Paloma cocktail, a wonderfully refreshing Mexican long drink, is effortlessly served directly in the glass, eliminating the need for a cocktail shaker.

Elevating the Paloma drink experience, we have skillfully blended Gran Luchito Fajita and Taco Mix with a subtle sprinkle of flaky salt, artfully gracing the rim of the glass. This exquisite touch adds a captivating depth of flavour, enhancing every sip of this exceptional cocktail.

To create this refreshing Mexican tequila grapefruit cocktail, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Tequila: Opt for a high-quality blanco tequila for traditional Palomas, although aged tequila can also be used. For a smoky twist, consider using mezcal.
  • Grapefruit juice: Choose freshly squeezed grapefruit juice for the best flavour, although store-bought juice can also be used. The use of fresh juice lends a lovely light pink colour to the drink.
  • Lime: Squeeze in a bit of lime juice to provide a perfect balance to the natural sweetness of the fruit juice.
  • Syrup: Add a touch of sweetness to your cocktail with a simple syrup or, in the case of Palomas, agave syrup works beautifully.
  • Sparkling water: This ingredient serves to top up your cocktail and brings all the flavours together, offering a refreshing taste sensation.

Experiment with these ingredients to craft the perfect Paloma that suits your taste preferences.

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How to make it

  1. Mix the Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix with the flaky salt into a small plate. Then rub half a lime juice on one side of your glass rim, press the glass against the chili – salt mix.
  2. Begin by placing ice into your glass, followed by the addition of tequila, pink grapefruit juice, agave syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Complete the preparation by topping your drink with sparkling water and gently stirring using a cocktail spoon. Enhance the presentation by garnishing with a slice of fresh grapefruit. Sit back, relax, and savour the delightful flavours of this exquisite concoction. Cheers and enjoy!

What to serve with a Paloma Cocktail

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What is a Paloma cocktail?

A Paloma is a popular Mexican cocktail that typically consists of tequila, grapefruit soda, and a squeeze of lime juice. It is known for its refreshing and citrusy flavour.

What type of tequila should I use for a Paloma?

Silver or blanco tequila is commonly used for Paloma cocktails due to its crisp and clean flavour profile. However, you can also experiment with reposado or añejo tequila for a more complex and aged taste.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Paloma?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic Paloma by replacing the tequila with a non-alcoholic distilled spirit or omitting it altogether. The grapefruit soda or juice, along with lime and other desired ingredients, can still provide a refreshing and enjoyable mocktail experience.

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