Did you sip on a little Fernet and Coke while watching the Argentina World Cup Game? This week we are continuing with our World Cup series with a nod to our neighbors to the south – Mexico.
Everyone knows that tequila is the prized liquor of Mexico, and most Americans equate tequila with margaritas. However, we are not featuring a margarita for our tribute to Mexico. The origin of the margarita is debatable, but it is more popular with Americans than most Mexicans. Mexicans prefer premium tequilas and like to sip their tequila neat — plain with no mixers.
We are featuring a popular Mexican cocktail called the Paloma. The Paloma is an easy, tasty and fresh drink made with grapefruit soda, lime juice and tequila. It is easy to see why this refreshing beverage is so popular in Mexico.
We made ours with our favorite tequila, Corralejo, Q grapefruit soda and fresh squeezed lime juice. We have used Q drinks in the past as mixers for our guests, but have not shared it with you on our blog. Q drinks makes a variety of mixers, such as, tonic water, soda water, grapefruit soda and ginger beer. Their philosophy is to make sure that the mixer you use is as good as the liquor you are mixing it with. We have noticed a difference in our cocktails when we use Q drinks. The drinks have more flavor and a better taste profile. Q drinks can be found at Total Wine and other liquor stores. If you do not want to try grapefruit soda with your Paloma, you can also use Squirt or Jarritos grapefruit soda, which can be found in most grocery stores.
The Paloma is a refreshing alternative tequila cocktail to the typical margarita.
- 2 ounces of Corralejo Tequila (Reposado or Silver)
- 1/2 ounce of lime juice
- Q drinks grapefruit soda
- Place ice in a shaker.
- Add tequila and lime juice. Shake.
- Strain into a Collins glass or serving glass.
- Top off with grapefruit soda.
- Add lime for garnish.
It is extremely hot across the United States this week, so what could be better than sipping on a cool beverage like the Paloma? Change things up a bit and serve a refreshing Paloma at your next summer social. We would love to hear about it if you do. Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: Beverages shared on this site are intended for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.