Dust off your lime squeezer and procure some succulent grapefruits because it’s World Paloma Day today! To enhance your festivities, Patrón Tequila and Tequila Cazadores have shared their recipes for this tequila-based cocktail.
This popular cocktail is believed to have originated in Mexico in the mid-20th century. While the exact details of its invention are uncertain, the Paloma has become a beloved drink in Mexico and has gained international recognition as well. The word “Paloma” in Spanish means “dove,” which is a symbolic representation of peace. The cocktail’s name is said to have been inspired by its light and refreshing qualities, reminiscent of a gentle dove soaring through the sky.
The Paloma is best enjoyed over ice, and its essence lies in the harmonious blend of tequila, fresh lime juice, and grapefruit-flavored soda or juice. Whether you lean towards the rich flavors of Reposado or the crispness of Blanco tequila, there’s a cocktail crafted specifically for your preferences. For those who cherish the warmth of Reposado, the PATRÓN Perfect Paloma awaits. This masterpiece combines Patrón Reposado with a tantalizing array of ingredients such as pumpkin, pear, vanilla, cinnamon, and various fruits. These flavors expertly balance the tanginess of grapefruit, resulting in an extraordinary Paloma experience.
Meanwhile, Blanco enthusiasts can revel in the vibrant notes of the Pomegranate Paloma, expertly crafted using Tequila Cazadores Blanco. The grapefruit and lime juices harmonize flawlessly with the citrusy fruit and fragrant herbs, delivering a tantalizing taste sensation. To add convenience to the mix, Tequila Cazadores also offers Paloma RTDs (Ready-to-Drink) made with their Blanco tequila, providing all the delectable flavors of a Paloma in a convenient ready-to-enjoy format.
Make the most of World Paloma Day by indulging in these extraordinary Paloma recipes and raising a toast to the delightful flavors of tequila, citrus, and grapefruit goodness!
PATRÓN Perfect Paloma
- 1.5 oz Patrón Reposado
- 3 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
- .5 oz Agave syrup (1:1)
- .5 oz Fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz Sparkling water
- Sugar and salt for rimming
- Grapefruit wedge for garnish
Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a shaker tin and shake with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a sugar and salt rimmed collins glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
- 1 1/2 oz CAZADORES Blanco
- 1/2 oz ST-GERMAIN elderflower liqueur
- 2 oz pomegranate Juice
- Grapefruit Soda
- Lime Juice
Add ice to a highball glass. Pour ingredients into highball glass. Garnish with lime juice.
Tequila Cazadores Ready-to-Drink Paloma
Tequila Cazadores Ready-to-Drink Paloma has received numerous prestigious awards, highlighting its exceptional quality and taste. Some of their recent accolades include: Double Gold and Best of Class from the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits, a Double Gold from the 2022 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, the 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman’s trophy (the Chairman’s Trophy is bestowed on the highest scoring entry per category) and named it a top 100 spirit. With a refreshing 5.9% ABV, Tequila Cazadores Ready-to-Drink Paloma offers a perfect balance of flavor and strength. These RTDs can be purchased both in stores and online through platforms like Drizly, Instacart, ReserveBar, and more.
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