This twist on the Paloma balances a bitter, botanical edge from Luxardo Bitter Bianco with sweet, round notes of Luxardo Maraschino Originale and tangy, fresh citrus.
1 oz. tequila blanco
⅔ oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco
⅔ oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice
⅓ oz. fresh lime juice
¼ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Originale Liqueur
Grapefruit twist for garnish
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries for garnish
Add large ice cubes to mixer
Combine all ingredients except garnish in a shaker filled with ice.
Shake until well chilled, then double-strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with grapefruit twist and Luxardo cherry.
with a 2019 twist
Era of Origin
Mexican tequila and Italian apéritifs make for a bracing, complex summertime cocktail.
obody knows how the Paloma, or “dove” in
English, got its name. What we do know is
that it is a delicious and quintessentially Mexican cocktail that is perfect on hot days and warm nights. Traditionally made with tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda, it probably originated in Mexico sometime in the mid-1900s, around the time that grapefruit Jarritos arrived on the scene.
The Bianco Paloma is a modern twist that takes the original’s grapefruit flavor and dials it up to veinte — or maybe venti. We swapped out the grapefruit soda for fresh grapefruit juice, and added two Italian apéritifs that are well-known complements of citrus fruit: Luxardo Bitter Bianco and Luxardo Maraschino Originale.
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