In Mexico, Paloma cocktails are more popular than margaritas, and for good reason: Grapefruit flavor mixes perfectly with tequila, better than lime juice alone.
A traditional Paloma is made with a grapefruit soda such as Squirt. But this refreshing version, served at Apothecary in Philadelphia, calls instead for freshly squeezed white grapefruit juice and for club soda, to add fizz.
- 2 ounces blanco or silver tequila
- 3 ounces freshly squeezed white grapefruit juice
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 ounce agave nectar
- Sea salt, to rim the glass
- 1 lime wheel, for garnish
- Club soda
Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice and add the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave nectar. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled collins glass rimmed with sea salt. Garnish with the lime wheel and top with a splash of club soda.
From Apothecary in Philadelphia.
Tested by Leigh Lambert.
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