November 10, 2010 (Day 284) — Nightfall

So, I’m only a couple months late on some of the cocktails rolled out during the always-amazing Tales of the Cocktail this summer. However, while puttering around looking for some drinks to feature I came across what was called the Black Paloma. Unfortunately, I didn’t have all the necessary ingredients so I decided to play around with the ingredients a bit to come up with something that was still tasty, but I had everything on hand.

I thought it seemed a bit fall/summerish, so it seemed like a good drink to make in one of these strange summer-like fall days where the temperatures fluctuate from needing to wear a jacket to burning up. That’s a standard fall in southwest, Kansas however. Let’s straddle two seasons effectively together!


1 1/2 oz blanco tequila

1 1/2 oz Kahlúa

3/4 oz sweetened lime juice

1/2 oz orange juice

Club soda

In a highball glass filled with ice, mix all your ingredients except the club soda. Top with club soda and then serve.

Interesting. The heavy coffee sweetness of the Kahlua is cut by the tequila and the juices. The bubbliness of the club soda adds just enough lightness to make it a bit smoother.


— Mark

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