The Paloma is a refreshing cocktail, often considered (rightfully) in the same breath as a Margarita. They are both specialities of Mexico, and like most of the drinks consumed in Mexico, beverages are made to not only to be enjoyed, but also to refresh. You’d be hard pressed to think of a single Mexican beer, soda, or cocktail that isn’t incredibly easy drinking (and even easier when drank colder). That’s no coincidence.
While the Margarita has enjoyed greater fame in the States, La Paloma still has strong roots in its homeland, where rather than freshly squeezed grapefruit, a grapefruit soda is the blending partner of lime, and tequila. In our second edition of Classics Exhibition, Matty shows us how to make a Brass Tacks Paloma. Enjoy!
Photography: Andrew Dinh
Special Thanks: Matt Conway