Ready to refresh cocktail hour? Mix it up with our recipe ahead. Cheers!
The Paloma is a quintessential summertime drink, made with tequila or mezcal and grapefruit-flavored soda. So refreshing, right? Our take on this cocktail classic will instantly make you feel like you’re on vacay–even if the weather is saying otherwise. Mezcal, an agave-based liquor similar to tequila, gives our Paloma recipe a smoky spin. Traditional artisan mezcal is cooked inside lava rock-lined earthen pits filled with wood and charcoal, and distilled in clay pots– hence, the smoky flavor. Mezcal can be an “acquired taste,” so feel free to use standard tequila instead. Either way, one sip will elicit an immediate ahh.
FOR ONE COCKTAIL:
- 2 oz mezcal silver or tequila
- 2 oz pink grapefruit Italian soda
- 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Sparkling water to top off the drink
- Grapefruit to garnish
- Sea salt flakes
- Lime wedge
Top with a slice of grapefruit and enjoy!