When it comes to Mexican cocktails most people think of margaritas – yet in Mexico it’s the Paloma cocktail that’s arguably more popular.
It could be because the teaming of grapefruit soda with tequila makes this much easier to drink than the average margarita or simply because grapefruit drinks are so popular south of the border. Either way, if you love tequila then you should give this drink a shot.
There are several different recipes for the Paloma (which is Spanish for “dove”) – some use fresh grapefruit juice instead of soda while others salt the rim before serving. Most people use silver or blanco (rather than coloured) tequila.
Here’s our recipe:
- 50ml tequila
- 25ml lime juice
- 20ml gomme syrup (which is basically sugar syrup with gum arabic added to prevent the sugar from crystallizing)
- 50ml pink grapefruit soda
- soda water
Add the tequila, lime juice, gimme syrup (or sugar syrup if you're lazy like me) and the grapefruit soda to a tall glass filled with ice. Top up with the soda water. Voila!