Light, refreshing, and perfect for spring; the paloma is Mexico’s most beloved cocktail for a reason.

This simple cocktail is just as delightful as a classic margarita. Tequila (or mezcal) is mixed with lime juice and grapefruit soda and a pinch (or rim) of salt. If you want to get fancy, swap the grapefruit soda with a mix of fresh juice and soda water. You can also add Tajín, a spiced salt, or a few slices of jalapeno for a little bit of a kick; spicy riffs pair well with mezcal.

Chilled Paloma

Chilled Paloma

Chilled Paloma

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Tequila or Mezcal
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Grapefruit Soda to Top

Preparation: Construct your paloma in a glass. If desired, rim glass with salt before mixing spirit and lime juice with ice and topping with grapefruit soda of choice. Garnish with lime circles and a pinch of salt.