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Paloma Nueva Recipe


Making the drink

This custom cocktail is an easy-to-make, intriguing variation on a margarita — and was made especially for the debut of the new bar menu at Michael’s restaurant in Santa Monica.



  • 1 ½ ounces tequila reposado, plus extra for moistening
  • Margarita salt
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 ounce Dimmi Liquore di Milano
  • 2 ounces fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Dash of honey
  • ½ slice fresh grapefruit, slit and twisted, for garnish


Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass with a little tequila and dip in margarita salt to coat the rim. Fill the glass with ice cubes.

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes and pour in the 1 ½ ounces tequila, the Dimmi Liquore, grapefruit juice, and honey. Shake well and strain into the glass. Serve immediately, garnished with the grapefruit twist.