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
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.