Our Paloma with a twist is based on a Mexican Paloma which is a wonderfully refreshing, chilled, classic cocktail. Our Paloma with a twist is a particularly delicious combination of flavours, the twist is that we use gin (surprise!) instead of tequila. Apart from its great taste the reason we really love this cocktail is that it’s really easy to make and it only requires a few ingredients.
The Paloma originated in Mexico, it is thought to be named after the popular 1860’s folk song ‘La Paloma ’ (‘The dove’). Its traditionally made using tequila and you can add salt to the rim of the glass to give it an extra savoury kick. We think it works perfectly with the unique flavours of our Douglas-Firs Gin.
Our Douglas-Firs gin has 11 botanicals that weave together to make its unique flavour, the Doughlas-Fir pines are harvested locally. It works perfectly in this unique cocktail because the light pine taste replaces the tequila flavour, while the undercurrent of grapefruit, peach and lemon flavours are a perfect blend with the grapefruit and lime in the cocktail.
How to: A Paloma with a Twist!
- Simply add the gin and lime juice to a Collins glass.
- Fill with plenty of ice (the more the better), smaller flakes of ice are perfect so you can fit more in the glass and it makes for a very chilled drink.
- Then top up the glass with the sparkling grapefruit or if you have chosen to go for the fresh grapefruit, simply add the grapefruit juices and soda water instead (this is a nice option because you can add the grapefruit juice to your own personal taste).
- To finish just add a grapefruit twist to garnish, for that extra flare.
It’s as simple as that!
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