Mezcal Paloma

“Paloma (Spanish for "dove") is perhaps the most refreshing cocktail ever created. Sweet, sour, a little...
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Jeanine Thurston

“Paloma (Spanish for "dove") is perhaps the most refreshing cocktail ever created. Sweet, sour, a little bitter, and salty, it's got all four taste groups, plus ice, bubbles, and tequila or mezcal; what's not to like? We love this refreshing Margarita with bubbles.” — Vianney Rodriguez & Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, authors of Latin Twist

Notes

Reprinted with permission from the Latin Twist, published in 2015 by Hippocrene Books

Ingredients

  • Grapefruit wedge, for garnish
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/4 Cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup mezcal or tequila
  • 1/4 Cup club soda

Directions

Rub rim of an 8-ounce glass with a grapefruit wedge. Pour some coarse salt out onto a plate and rub the rim of the glass in the salt to coat. Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar in prepared glass; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in mezcal, add some ice, and top off with the club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.