Did spring come faster than usual this year or what? I just moved to the west coast and I see my friends back home on the east coast are getting sunny weather already!
Because of this, it seems about time to bust out some Spring + Summer cocktails. Within the next six weeks, I’ll be rollin’ with Olmeca Altos Tequila to bring you a Spring cocktail every week. Whether it’s a twist on the classics, or my own crafty concoction using fresh ingredients from my fridge – you guys will have plenty of tequila recipes before Cinco De Mayo even hits 😉
The great thing about Olmeca Altos is it’s crafted very carefully in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, 7,000 feet above sea level where they use a Tahona wheel to crush the roasted agave in conjunction with the roller mill process to create such a smooth taste. As you know I spent lots of time in Mexico, so I am sold on a tequila that is made with careful attention to detail.
Olmeca Altos comes in two kinds, Reposado and Plata. Today I used the Plata (the silver kind) because it’s very smooth and has citrus undertones, so it blends well with fruity-things.
In saying that – I have made my own twist on the classic Paloma. The Paloma is a perfect cocktail for Spring because it involves grapefruit, however for me – I could drink grapefruit cocktails all year-round.
Feel free to spice up this classic recipe in your own way – muddling in fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary to really liven it up.
1 part Olmeca Altos Plata (Silver) Tequila
1 part grapefruit juice / grapefruit simple syrup
Splash of club soda or tonic water
Fresh squeeze of lime juice
- In your cocktail glass over ice, add 1 part tequila, then 1 part grapefruit juice. I used grapefruit simple syrup because I wanted it to be more sweet than citrus-y, so having gave me that option. The tequila + grapefruit juice should be the same amount added together.
- Add a splash of club soda or (sugar-free) tonic water. Depending on how sweet you want it – you can add more soda to dilute the sweetness.
- Squeeze fresh lime juice in there and stir. Don’t shake, stir.
- Garnish with a lime or a berry.
See Olmeca Altos Original Paloma Recipe here.
This post was sponsored by Olmeca Altos Tequila