It’s hatch chile season, people! There are so many fun things about summer and one of those things is taking advantage of the the fresh fruits and vegetables as they come into their true seasons. Early summer is great for fresh berries. Midsummer is a delight for fresh corn, watermelon and peaches! Now we are in that sweet spot of the summer when hatch chiles are in full season. We capitalized on the hatch chiles back in September 2018 with our Hatch Tequila Chicken recipe, which we highly recommend. As a matter of fact, we have some marinating in our refrigerator right now! Yummo!
This summer we are introducing you to our hatch chile paloma. This recipe is based on our usual paloma recipe with just a little spice of fresh hatch chiles. It’s easy, tasty and fresh! The addition of the hatch chiles gives the paloma a little extra fire without overpowering the overall flavor of the cocktail.
The ingredients that you need for this spicy little cocktail are: tequila, grapefruit soda (we prefer Q sparkling grapefruit), fresh lime juice and a fresh hatch chile.
Add the lime juice and a couple of small slices of the hatch chile to a shaker and muddle well. Add tequila and ice and shake for about 20 seconds. Pour into a serving glass over ice. Top off with Q sparkling grapefruit. Add a couple of slices of hatch chile for garnish and enjoy!
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Looking for some other great cocktail recipes for the HOT days of summer? Here are a few to help you out.
Jalapeno Popper Margarita
Some Like It Hot- Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita
Seagram’s Spiked Watermelon Lemonade
Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade
Spiked Honey Watermelon Limeade
Tequila Watermelon Fizz
Disclaimer: Drinks on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking. Drink responsibly.
- 1.5 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 7.5 oz. sparkling grapefruit soda
- 4-5 slices of fresh hatch chile pepper
- Place 2 slices of hatch chile pepper and lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle well.
- Add tequila and ice to shaker. Shake for approximately 20 seconds.
- Pour over ice in a serving glass.
- Top off with grapefruit soda.
- Garnish with 2-3 slices of hatch chile pepper.
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.
The Paloma is made with three ingredients, tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda.
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.
Serve a refreshing Paloma this summer.
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.