May 4, 2010 (Day 94) — Paloma
We’ll make this one short tonight. Should be fun, right?
Tonight, we’re making a Paloma — another traditional Mexican drink to gear you up for Cinco de Mayo tomorrow.
2 oz tequila (1800 Reposado)
6 oz grapefruit soda
1/2 oz lime juice
Salt for rimming.
Rim a rocks glass with salt, then fill the glass with the tequila, soda and lime juice. Sip.
I made two versions; one without salt and one with. Personally, I preferred the one rimmed with salt. Jenn, on the other hand, preferred the one without. “It’s unnecessary.” were her exact words.
Both ways, this is one damn tasty drink. The sweetness/bitterness of the grapefruit soda pairs amazingly well with the tequila. Now, recipes I found suggest either reposado or blanco. I only happened to have reposado on hand, so I’d be eager to try the blanco. Truthfully, this beats the Margarita hands down when it comes to Mexican cocktails.
Make this! It’s great.