How To Make a Paloma | Mixology Events
× CLOSE
×

CALL 03333 44 77 65
OR REQUEST A QUOTE

17A KINGSLAND ROAD, LONDON E2 8AA

MENU
Mixology Guide

CALL 03333 44 77 65
OR REQUEST A QUOTE

17A KINGSLAND ROAD, LONDON E2 8AA

"Not much is known about the origins of the Paloma but Difford’s guide states it was created by the legendary Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner and bartender of La Capilla, in Tequila, Mexico.."

How to make ...

Paloma

The Paloma is a long tequila drink that has won itself fans all over the world. It combines tequila with Grapefruit juice, lime, and soda to make for a zesty, fruity, citrus forward, tequila cocktail.

Method

Get a knife & cutting board, and cut some grapefruit and lime into small chunks before placing them into your glass – enough to fill it by about a quarter, but depends on your tastes.

Take your muddler, or any flat-ended utensil, and gently crush the fruit against the bottom of the glass to get some of the juices out.

Using a jigger to measure, add 50ml of El Rayo Tequila into the glass.

Fill the rest of your glass to the brim with cubed ice.

Top up the glass with grapefruit soda and give it a stir to combine.

Garnish with a nice fat grapefruit wedge.

Serve and enjoy!

History

Not much is known about the origins of the Paloma but Difford’s guide states it was created by the legendary Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner and bartender of La Capilla, in Tequila, Mexico.

As it turns out, it’s the Paloma that is the most popular drink in Mexico, not the Margarita. However, not much is known about the origins of the Paloma.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Ingredients

50ml El Rayo Plata Tequila

1 Grapefruit

1 Lime

Grapefruit Soda top

(optional) Salt Rim

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

166 calories

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

Get a knife & cutting board, and cut some grapefruit and lime into small chunks before placing them into your glass – enough to fill it by about a quarter, but depends on your tastes.

Take your muddler, or any flat-ended utensil, and gently crush the fruit against the bottom of the glass to get some of the juices out.

Using a jigger to measure, add 50ml of El Rayo Tequila into the glass.

Fill the rest of your glass to the brim with cubed ice.

Top up the glass with grapefruit soda and give it a stir to combine.

Garnish with a nice fat grapefruit wedge.

Serve and enjoy!

History

Not much is known about the origins of the Paloma but Difford’s guide states it was created by the legendary Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner and bartender of La Capilla, in Tequila, Mexico.

As it turns out, it’s the Paloma that is the most popular drink in Mexico, not the Margarita. However, not much is known about the origins of the Paloma.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Recommended

The Paloma is a deliciously fruity tequila drink, perfect for fans of agave spirits as well as being a good way to convert any sceptics.

Tequila drinks are often known for their strong, sometimes even savoury, flavour profiles, with tequila often being combined with salt to create a lip-smacking sour-and-salty cocktail.

For those tequila enthusiasts who want a full range of tequila classics, no tequila menu would be complete without that most famous of tequila tipples; the Margarita.

For a long gin drink, try the Tom Collins, a classic mix of gin, lemon, sugar and soda, or for a great rum high-ball, there’s always the Dark & Stormy, a Caribbean-spiced combo of rum, lime, ginger beer and Angostura bitters.

For those who prefer their cocktails on the sweet side there are plenty of tequila drinks to suit all palates, for a sweeter take on the classic Margarita, there’s the Tommy’s Margarita, this cocktail leaves out the usual triple sec and sweetens the recipe up with some agave syrup, usually served on the rocks and without a salt rim this is a nice sweet-and-sour alternative to the tart and savoury classic recipe.

If you’re hoping to feature the Paloma on your cocktail menu and want to know more about what drinks might go well with it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other tequila-based, summery or high-ball style cocktails from our list.

Video Transcription