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La Paloma is another winning drink from my tequila class at the Astor Center.  It's light and refreshing and I understand why it's the most popular drink in Guadalajara, Mexico.  I'm pretty sure it could make a hot humid day anywhere on the planet better.  The drink is simple to make, though finding a good grapefruit soda like the Mexican Jarritos brand or Squirt 

can be a challenge.  If you can't locate grapefruit soda (even 
Fresca will work in a pinch) you 
can use fresh grapefruit juice and top with some lemon-lime soda 
like we did in our class.

Cheers! XO  Martha

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Mr Martha gives it a thumbs up!
La Paloma
2 oz. Don Julio Blanco 
(or another blanco or reposado tequila)
1 oz. simple syrup
.5 oz. lime juice
1.5 oz fresh pink grapefruit juice
3 dashes grapefruit bitters
Top with soda
Combine all the ingredients (except the soda) in a cocktail glass, shake with ice, strain into a highball rimmed with salt and filled with fresh ice.  Fill top with soda, garnish with a lime wedge.