Happy Hour Friday: La Paloma

June 15, 2012 by Lacy | 0 comments

Inspired by Barb at Creative Culinary and several other blogs I’ve been looking at, I thought I would start posting the occasional cocktail recipe, and what better time to do it than just before Friday happy hour?

Hey, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

Today’s inspiration and recipe comes from BTown Wine & Spirits in Boulder, who partnered with Pica’s Mexican Taqueria for their outstanding El Milagro del Cerdo dinner last week.

For our first course, we were served La Paloma, a fizzy spin on a traditional margarita that went outstandingly well with salsa, guacamole, and chips.  (If you can get the guacamole and chips from Pica’s, so much the better!)

La Paloma
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: BTown Wine & Spirits
A fizzy twist on a traditional Margarita.
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Espolon Tequila
  • 6 oz grapefruit soda (like Jarritos or San Pellegrino grapefruit)
  • 1/2–1 oz lime juice
  • salted rim
Instructions
  1. Gently mix tequila, soda, and lime juice. Serve on the rocks with a salted rim.

I have it on good authority that La Paloma may make an appearance on Pica’s summer cocktail list.  Until then, enjoy one at home!