All credit for this drink goes to Paul from The Cocktail Chronicles who inspired me to give it a shot. The Paloma cocktail is fairly simple; basically adding some sort of grapefruit soda to tequila and a lime. The “por Mi Amante” is the signal that a wonderful shift has occurred and that strawberry infused tequila is being used instead. Oh goodness, but this is a delightful drink.
(created by Paul from Cocktail Chronicles)
1 3/4 oz Tequila por Mi Amante
juice of 1/2 a lime (that’s around 3/4 oz)
pinch of salt
grapefruit soda (I used Fresca, Paul mentions Jarritos or Squirt)
Fill a collins glass (or whatever, I use what are effectively oversized rocks glasses) with ice and add in tequila, lime and salt. Top with grapefruit soda and serve.
It really is magnificent and the color is amazing. I just finished infusing my batch of tequila, so it should mellow out a bit over the next few weeks. I tend to put a little less than 2 oz of tequila in (the normal amount), but this might be because the tequila is still a little raw or the glass I’m using is a bit smaller. Either way, the drink is wonderfully tasty and refreshing. I may look for some more grapefruity soda because I bet this would be even better, but it’s pretty darn fabulous as is.
The “por Mi Amante” is rumored to translate into “for my beloved” and while my beloved has no interest in the tequila of that name, she thoroughly enjoyed her Paloma.