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Spanish for "dove," the Paloma is one of the most popular cocktail recipes made in Mexico, and features either grapefruit juice and club soda or one of the many traditional Mexican grapefruit sodas that can be found in most well-stocked grocery stores. While traditionally made with tequila, the smokiness of mezcal takes the Paloma to new heights.
This recipe is courtesy of Aubrey Joy Schuster at bevvy.co.
- 1 Pinch of kosher salt
- 1 Dash of fresh grapefruit juice
- 0.5 Ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 Ounces mezcal
- 1 Dash of club soda
Add mezcal, lime juice, and salt to a highball glass. Fill with ice, then fill with equal parts grapefruit juice and club soda (alternatively, use a Mexican grapefruit soda) and stir.