This cocktail combines the smoky character of mezcal with the bright and tangy flavors of grapefruit and lime. The sweetness from the agave syrup balances the flavors, while the club soda adds a refreshing effervescence. The garnish of grapefruit adds a citrusy aroma to enhance the drinking experience.
Ignite Your Taste Buds with a Smoky Paloma Mezcal Cocktail
- 2 oz mezcal
- 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz agave nectar
- Two dashes of grapefruit bitters
- Soda water
- Grapefruit slice, for garnish
- Salt for rimming the glass (optional)
- Rim a highball glass with salt (optional) by rubbing a grapefruit wedge around the rim and dipping it into a salt plate.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Combine the mezcal, grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave nectar, and grapefruit bitters in a shaker. Add ice cubes.
- Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to chill the mixture.
- Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass over the ice cubes.
- Top it off with soda water for a refreshing fizz.
- Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
- Give the cocktail a gentle stir to incorporate the flavors.
- Enjoy your Smoky Paloma mezcal cocktail!
This cocktail offers a unique twist on the classic Paloma, with the smoky and distinctive flavor of mezcal adding depth and complexity. The combination of grapefruit, lime juices, and a touch of agave nectar creates a well-balanced and refreshing drink. The grapefruit bitters enhance the citrus notes and add a subtle bitterness. Cheers!