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Make yourself a carafe of summer with this Paloma Cocktail

Posted on July 4, 2016

Paloma Cocktail

We’ve recently come into some Pasote tequila, which makes us joyful gentlemen. We feel particularly fortunate because it’s hot outside—like really hot. And, tequila makes the best summer cocktails.

Are we mixing margaritas? Of course, we are. All kinds of margaritas. But, our favorite tequila drink is probably the Paloma. Made from grapefruit juice, a Paloma is utterly refreshing. It feels tropical but doesn’t overwhelm with sweetness.

Pasote tequila

If you find us sleeping next to a pool somewhere, could you do us a favor? First, make sure that we have an umbrella covering us because we burn. Second, please add some ice to our Paloma. Waking up to a warm beverage is the worst.

Here’s how to make a whole carafe of Paloma cocktail.

Paloma Cocktail

Ingredients

  • One cup of grapefruit juice
  • One cup of blanco tequila
  • One cup of club soda
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • One tablespoon of agave syrup
  • Grapefruit wedges, to garnish

Directions

Pour grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice and agave syrup into carafe. Stir well. Add club soda, and stir once. Serve over ice with a grapefruit wedge garnish.

Made from pure blue agave in the Jalisco Highlands of Mexico, Pasote comes is three varieties. Blanco, which we use for mixing like in our Paloma, drinks smooth and finishes clean. It, thankfully, lacks that pungent tequila aftertaste that we associate with Spring Break 2004. Reposado and Anejo are both aged in American oak—six months and one year, respectively. We drink Anejo much like we drink a nice bourbon. Straight in a rocks glass with two cubes of ice.

Paloma Cocktail

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