Paloma Nueva Recipe
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.