"It's just a Paloma variation with a cordial instead of a grapefruit soda," Zac Overman, the bar manager of Seattle's Sitka & Spruce tells me. I consider his cordial a lesson in patience. Do a little work now, wait a bit, then reap far greater rewards than any instant-gratification solution would have provided.
'paloma' on Serious Eats
The Kings Ginger helps emphasize the delicately earthy flavor of unsmoked Fidencio mezcal in this refreshing spin on the Paloma from John John McCarthy of Whitehall and Mary Queen of Scots in NYC.
Cinco de Mayo is a great day to explore the versatility of tequila and try mixing up something new, reaching beyond basic margaritas to drinks that highlight tequila's spice and flavor. Here are ten Serious Eats-approved cocktail recipes ranging from light, refreshing highballs to intense, brooding drinks served up. (We couldn't help but include a few truly delicious margarita variations, too.)
This sweet-and-sour spin on the classic Paloma was created by Dushan Zaric of Employees Only in New York. A generous dose of freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice brings this cocktail to life.