Friday, May 2, 2014

Ancho Paloma

I'm always on the hunt for new cocktails that are delicious, boozy, and of course, refreshing.  I love a good grapefruit cocktail - especially in the warmer months. 

I recently received this recipe in my inbox from the lovely folks over at William Grant - and decided to give it a whirl.  It's a rift on the Paloma - a classic cocktail made with tequila, grapefruit soda, and traditionally, a slice of lime.  This variation, the Ancho Paloma, made by Jamie Salas uses Milagro Reposado, Ancho Reyes (my latest spirit-crush), grapefruit soda, and fresh lime juice. 


Ancho Paloma
Created by Jamie Salas

1.5 oz Milagro Reposado
1/2 oz Ancho Reyes
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz Grapefruit Soda

Optional: Salt for Rimming

Build the cocktail in a collins glass over ice, and top with grapefruit soda.  Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

Note:  If I were to do this cocktail again, I would make my own grapefruit soda with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and carbonate it at home.  Just for kicks.  

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