The Margarita might be Mexico's most famous cocktail, but hiding in the shadows is real gem of Mexico's cocktail culture, and it's most loved drink, The Paloma.
Much more than just a superior cousin of the Margarita, The Paloma is made with grapefruit soda, which most in the know consider a better flavour match with tequila than lime. It is believed to have been named after La Paloma (“The Dove”), a popular folk song composed in the early 1860s and created by the legendary Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner and bartender of La Capilla, in Tequila, Mexico.
- 60ml Tequila
- 30ml fresh pink grapefruit juice
- 15ml fresh lime juice
- 7.5ml Agave syrup
- Grapefruit soda
Shake all ingredients except the soda in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Top with grapefruit soda and garnish with a slice of lime or grapefruit.