Cocktail of the Month: the Paloma

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Try a new refreshing cocktail to beat the heat this month. It’s called the Paloma.

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When the average American thinks of a Mexican cocktail, the margarita is likely the first to come to mind. But the true hidden gem that is the treasured drink of Mexico is actually, La Paloma.

The beloved cocktail has had many unique spins in the restaurant industry from Paloma mimosas, Paloma Bloody Mary’s and more.

Traditionally, the cocktail is made with grapefruit-flavored soda, but you can also use grapefruit juice and club soda to make a homemade concoction.

Here is how to make a classic Paloma!

Ingredients:

Servings: Makes 1

  • Salt
  • 1 grapefruit wedge
  • 1 TBS of fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ¼ cup of mescal or tequila
  • ¼ cup San Pellegrino soda

Directions:

Step 1: Pour salt on a plate and rub half the glass with a grapefruit wedge; dip rim of glass in salt
Step 2: Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar in a glass and stir until sugar is dissolved
Step 3: Stir in mescal or tequila
Step 4: Add ice and top off with San Pellegrino

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Melissa Dowrick

Melissa Dowrick

Melissa Dowrick is a MSU graduate, M3 Group event planner and a dog mom of two. She loves fashion and fall is her favorite season. She embraces all the good things because life is too short to be unhappy!