We’re taking the classic Paloma to the Mediterranean

Traditionally featuring tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda, a paloma is a refreshing Mexican cocktail that’s sure to get the party going. On this episode of In The Know: Bar Master, mixologist and cocktail expert, Josué Gonzaléz (@josue.allday) makes his signature Mediterranean Dove, a paloma-inspired cocktail. (In fact, “paloma” is the Spanish word for dove!) The Mediterranean Dove features mezcal and mastiha, a traditional Greek liqueur with a sweet flavor. If you like palomas, you won’t be disappointed!  

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Rosalina mezcal 
  • 0.5 oz Kleos mastiha spirit
  • 0.5 oz lime juice 
  • 2-4 basil leaves 
  • 3 oz Fever Tree grapefruit soda 
  • Salt (for the rim) 
  • Grapefruit (sliced into half-moons, for garnish) 

Instructions 

  1. Take a few basil leaves, rip them up, and throw the pieces into a shaker tin. 
  1. Add the lime juice, mastiha, and mezcal to the shaker tin. 
  1. Dip half the rim of a highball glass in salt, using the moisture from the fresh grapefruit. Fill the glass up with ice. 
  1. Shake the shaker tin, then top off with grapefruit soda. 
  1. Add a half-moon slice of grapefruit to the glass. 
  1. Pour the cocktail into the glass, then top with another basil leaf. Cheers! 

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