Paloma

Description
Reposado Tequila, Grapefruit soda, Lime
Ingredients
2ozReposado Tequila
6ozGrapefruit soda
1 Lime (Wheel, as garnish)
Instructions
Build in an ice filled Collins glass and stir to combine. Garnish.
Notes
Lots of variants here: Tequila can be silver. Soda can be Squirt (traditional in Mexico), Jarritos, or Ting. Some people (PDT, quoting Wondrich) add .5 lime juice. Some people salt the rim, or sub grapefruit juice + club soda for grapefruit soda.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Created byDon Javier Delgado Corona, La Capilla Bar, Jalisco, Mexico
Referencehttp://lupecboston.com/2010/11/17/what-were-drinking-la-paloma/
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Zachary Pearson's picture
Zachary Pearson on 02/02/2012

Comments

Fresh squeezed juice, club soda, and a fairly inexpensive anejo make a wonderfully light and refreshing cocktail. A few drops of campari for color and a bit more sweetness.

Dan's picture

Highballs with soft drinks, huh? Personally I'd consider this a craft cocktail only with fresh juice, seltzer, and maybe some lime+simple for sweet/sour complexity.

Now San Pelligrino Sanbitter or Chinotto is a different story. I wonder if there is a grapefruit equivalent of Aranciata?

There is! San Pellegrino pompelmo.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Dan,

KC always assumes fresh juice - just utilize the garnish ;) I wanted a minimalist version of this drink. The notes include many variants, including the additions of lime, grapefruit juice + club soda, etc...

From other users

Shake the tequila with 1/2 oz lime juice and a pinch of salt. 3 oz grapefruit soda is plenty. I make soda using seltzer and this Grapefruit Syrup recipe from Martha Stewart: http://www.marthastewart.com/348786/grapefruit-soda (4 stars)

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