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Margaritas are good, but have you tried?



It 's Cinco De Mayo weekend, always cause for celebration and a sure sign that summer is around the corner. I can down multiple tacos with the best of them, but there is one aspect of Cinco De Mayo I just can get on board with: the margarita.

Too sweet, often too slushy. Too filling, getting in the way or my taco enjoyment. With salt, without, either way, just not a fan.

What a non-margarita lover to do on May 5? (Or any day this summer, for that matter?) Keep, the paloma. Basically, it has many of the same elements of the margarita: tequila, lime, salt, ice. But instead of orange liqueur or premade margarita mix, you use grapefruit soda. When I told Takeout spirits agency chief Allison Shoemaker about my paloma plan, her eyes lit up . “That's my favorite!” She enthused. Like a good office chief, she quickly sent me along some suggestions, like sticking to tequila blanco — she's the George Clooney brand — going with a bourbon barrel-smoked sea salt, and adding a few dashes of bitters (none of which I at the office, unfortunately).

But for the main mixer, she was just as specific, suggesting, "Squirt, good; Jarritos, best (for me anyway). Also good with grapefruit juice and soda water but come on, it's summer, low-stress is best. ”For the paloma, you wet the rim of your glass and dip it in a sea salt just like a margarita, then mix in the tequila, grapefruit soda, and some lime juice.

Below is my simple paloma recipe, followed by some vendor versions suggested by a few mixologists. Whichever one you have ever had the paloma that slushy green margarita will be a distant Cinco De Mayo memory

Basic Paloma

Wet rhyme or rocks glass and roll in kosher or sea salt. Add ice, a shot of tequila, and grapefruit soda to fill. Squeeze in 1/4 lime's worth of juice, add a lime slice to the glass, and serve.

Clement Spiced Paloma from Free Rein at St. Jane Hotel in Chicago

  • .25 oz. Clement Liquor
  • .50 oz. Ancho Reyes (spiced chili liquor)
  • 1.5 oz. blank tequila (Cazadores)
  • Topped with fresh grapefruit juice
  • Grapefruit rose and lime wheel garnish

Serve in a lowball glass over ice. The spiced chili liquor adds a layer of heat to the citrusy classic.

  • .5 oz. lime
  • .75 oz. agave syrup
  • 1.5 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. blank tequila (espolon or puebloiejo)

Shake and then strain into salt-rimmed Collins glass. Top with about 1.5 oz of soda. Garnish with lime wedge.


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