Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spicy Paloma


It's about making a recent and very popular tequila drink even more special--I give you the Spicy Paloma. The change is the addition of tequila infused with the heat of jalapeno capsaicin that gives this drink life. While the Paloma took life as a Margarita with grapefruit juice (what is that, actually?) it is this drink in long form that will have your head buzzing with heat and tartness that you associate with craft cocktails of the early 2000. 

And that is simply saying that this cocktail is an imaginative way to take tequila and juice. It is as good with food as it is by itself. But the whole experience speaks of hot weather and long days and the relaxed moments that shorten them considerably. 

  • 2 oz. jalapeno-infused Sauza blanco
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • club soda 
  • lime wheel garnish (and jalapeno pictured)

Rim a highball glass with kosher salt. Shake all ingredients except soda and garnishes, then strain into the glass filled with ice cubes. Top with club soda. Garnish with the lime wheel and jalapeno. 

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