It's #MasterofCocktails time again folks! This week we're putting together a supremely refreshing drink – one which you absolutely must try if you haven't already.
A long drink made with tequila and grapefruit, god only knows why this isn't more widely available to be honest. This week we'll be making a Paloma. It's a Mexican number that translates as the 'dove', all you really need to know though is that you want one. They're yummy.
You’ll be needing these...
List of Ingredients
60ml Tequila Chamucos Blanco
90ml Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
10ml Fresh Lime Juice
10ml Monin Sugar Syrup
100ml Soda Water/Club Soda
Lime Wedge (Garnish)
We're using Chamucos Blanco for this drink. Perfect, as it's got powerful Pink Grapefruit notes.
So, we're going to start with 60ml of this fabulous tequila please.
Pop that into the glass you plan to serve in.
To that we're going to add 10ml of sugar syrup. You could use agave syrup if you prefer.
Next up – 10ml of freshly squeezed lime juice.
Followed by grapefruit juice. We're going to use 90ml of freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice.
At this point, just take a sip and check for balance. It should be sweet and sharp.
Now we're going to throw in a couple of handfuls of ice.
Top with approximately 100ml soda water. Be sure to pour slowly so as not to knock the fizz out.
Give it a very quick stir, but again do be careful not to knock the fizz out.
Now we're going to garnish with a lime wedge. Top tip – you'll find it looks a lot prettier if you go across the cheek. First, cut the lime in half across the equator thus:
...and then take a wedge off of this (avoiding the core). Like so:
Looks nicer, no? It's the small touches.
So – pop this into the drink, and serve. The Paloma. Delicious.
Mixing one up at home? Send your pics to @MasterOfMalt, and remember you can mix along on twitter from 6pm every Sunday. Our friend Stephen here's been at it again, top work!
@stephenhparsons used Olmeca Altos Plata in his Paloma: "Big drink so split it into two. Excellent stuff!"
Next week we'll be mixing up a classic rum cocktail, here are the ingredients we'll be using (also pictured, a work in progress on the wall...):
Next week, you’ll be needing these...
Havana Club Añejo 3 Year Old, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, Monin Orgeat Syrup, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, Luxardo Maraschino Cherries.