Many think the Paloma is a more beloved cocktail in Mexico than the Margarita. And it’s hard to argue, especially when you try one made with Azuñia blanco tequila, with a little pamplemousse liqueur added for good measure.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “8 Cocktails to Drink on Cinco de Mayo Instead of a Margarita.”
- 2 oz Azuñia organic blanco or reposado tequila
- 3/4 oz Giffard pamplemousse liqueur
- 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Simple syrup (1:1 sugar and water)
- Club soda, to top
- 1 dash Sea salt
- Garnish: Grapefruit wedge
- Garnish: Salt rim
Wet the rim of a highball glass with a grapefruit wedge and salt the rim.
Add 1 dash sea salt to the bottom of the glass.
Add ice and add the tequila, liqueur, lime juice and syrup.
Top off with the club soda.
Garnish with the grapefruit wedge.