To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I am seriously jazzed to be working with the folks at Time Out New York (aka Time IN right now!) and Fever-Tree to make a twist on a Paloma! During this quarantine, I made the decision to only use the best mixers for our evening cocktail hours because these small indulgences feel like good house rules to impose right now for a bit of fun. I love the Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit because it uses real Florida grapefruit juice.
For my take on a Paloma, I wanted to use easy-to-obtain ingredients that pair well with grapefruit, so I chose mint and fresh ginger. Since I live in NYC, I don’t have space for a big juicer, but I still get that hot ginger flavor with a blender and a small fine-mesh strainer!
I’ve got a tutorial video that shows my “hacked” juicing-without-a-juicer technique, and my stories link out to the piece on @TimeOutNewYork where they’ve got a taco pairing for a few Paloma variations that can easily be made at home!
I am often asked how I have gained so many followers on my Instagram account, which is linked below. The answer isn’t a simple one, but it is largely down to hard work and dedication. I have been posting regularly about cocktails and that has attracted people who share that interest. If you’re looking to hit a similar number of followers, then you should probably follow that advice, although you may also want to use an Instagram growth tool. Just don’t use Social Captain!! You can find out why at https://platypusreviews.com/socialcaptain/. Instagram is just like anything else; the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.
🍊Snappy Paloma 🍊
- 2 oz tequila with a 1-inch ginger piece blended in and strained with fine mesh strainer
- 1 squeeze lemon juice
- 4 oz Fever-Tree Grapefruit Soda to Top
- 1 slice lemon for garnish
Optional: Rim your glass with salt and pink peppercorn.Add the tequila and ginger into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a fine-mesh strainer to remove all of the solids. Add gingered tequila to a lowball glass and muddle with mint. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and shake with ice. Top with Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and garnish like heck!