Paloma Cocktail Video – scroll down for recipe
If you’ve seen any of the cooking videos I’ve made with Carlos — enchiladas, pollo al carbon, carne asada, choripanes, ponche navideño — you’ve seen us drinking Palomas. Palomas aren’t a new cocktail by any means, but they do seem to have recently been discovered by bartenders and drinkers in the U.S. It’s a simple cocktail, just tequila and grapefruit soda with a touch of salt and lime, but it’s so refreshing.
And it’s good for you because the salt helps keep you hydrated when it’s hot outside, right? Right. If you like your cocktails less sweet, you can also make a Paloma with half grapefruit soda and half sparkling water or club soda. And if you like them spicy, we just discovered that a couple slices of fresh jalapeño muddled with the salt and lime juice (before adding ice and everything else) is a special treat.
- Yield: 1
- 1 ounce silver tequila
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- large pinch salt
- 6 ounces grapefruit soda (Squirt, Fresca, Jarritos)
- Fill a pint glass with ice and add tequila, salt and lime juice. Add half the soda and stir to mix. Add remaining soda.