Friday, May 1, 2009

Summertime Drink: The La Paloma

I had the pleasure of mixing up this delightfully fresh summer drink tonight. It was kind of a dreary day, so I was trying to bring out the sun (even though it was 9:00pm). This tasty Mexican beverage is very similar to a margarita, but easier to make and more forgiving.

La Paloma (Classic)
2 oz blanco tequila
1/2 oz lime
pinch of salt
grapefruit soda (such as Squirt)

La Paloma (All-day sipper)
1 oz blanco tequila
3/4 oz lime (about 1/2 lime)
pinch of salt
grapefruit soda (such as Squirt)

Fill a collins or highball glass about half-way with ice cubes. Add the tequila and salt. Squeeze in the lime and then drop the rind in the glass. Top off with grapefruit soda.

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