Cinco de Mayo (Part II)

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.


— Mark


  1. Sounds like a perfect summer cocktail. I love the glass you used in the photo — would you mind sharing where you found it?

  2. vierthalerphotography says:

    Tia, those were actually a gift from my brother-in-law a couple Christmases ago. I tend to like to drink scotch neat or on the rocks, so he got me those really cool rocks glasses.

    I do believe he got them at Bed, Bath and Beyond, though. You might want to check there!

    Thanks for reading!

  3. Carmen says:

    Looks delicious! I’ll definitely try this!

  4. Thanks so much for the reply. Looks like BB&B still stocks them — excellent!



  1. […] It’s finally Cinco de Mayo! After two days gearing up with two classic Mexican cocktails, I decided to do something unorthodox. Tonight. For Cinco de Mayo. I’m making an original cocktail. My own take on the Paloma. […]

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