La Paloma

The Paloma is your ideal drink for when it is hot hot HOT outside 🔥 The Paloma is traditionally comprised of one part tequila and three parts grapefruit soda. To make this cocktail a little more fresh, I’ve switched some of the grapefruit soda out for ruby-red grapefruit juice and only added the soda as a topper at the end. (You can also use a regular seltzer water if you want!) Grapefruit has a lower pH than lime, so the acid content has been boosted up with a half ounce of lime juice and rounded out with a tiny bit of simple syrup.

La Paloma

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1⁄2 oz lime
  • 1⁄4 oz simple syrup
  • Grapefruit peel
  • Grapefruit soda

-Combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker tin with ice.
-Shake well.
-Pour contents of shaker tin directly into a tall Collins glass.
-Top with grapefruit soda. Swizzle with bar spoon to combine all ingredients together. Garnish with either a lime wheel or grapefruit slice.


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Sherry Sour

Sherry and tequila are one of my favorite combinations, whether it’s shaken with lime or stirred in a Negroni riff. Sweet, sour, nutty, and dry, this version of a sherry sour has added complexity from falernum, a clove and lime flavored liqueur hailing from the Caribbean.

Sherry Sour

1⁄4 oz falernum
3⁄4 oz honey
1 oz fresh lemon
1⁄2 oz añejo tequila
1 oz amontillado sherry

  1. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for about 40-60 seconds, until shaker tin freezes in your hand.
  3. Double strain through a fine sieve into a stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel.