Paloma Cocktail with a Mezcal Float

It feels like so long ago (because it was) that we made these Paloma cocktails for our friends that were visiting. I go through phases of really loving tequila, and now is one of them. I imagine it is probably because nothing sounds more enticing than a margarita when it's 90° outside. 

We are slowly settling into our new place, a home that is beyond beautiful, and perfectly situated for us. June is a beyond chaotic month for us, so posts will be slow moving for a minute, but we have some fun things coming down the pipeline that I cannot wait to share. The early stages of nesting in a completely different space are keeping me excited and motivated to get creative in the space. 

For now, we hope you enjoy this cocktail. 

Paloma Cocktail with a Mezcal Float
makes 2 drinks

2 oz tequila
2 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
soda water
1 grapefruit, cut in slices
kosher salt for rim of glasses
mezcal to floa

  • Using half a grapefruit or lime wedge, rub rim of both glasses with fruit. Invert and rim glasses with salt from a small dish.
  • Add 1 large ice cube to each glass and set aside.
  • In a cocktail mixing glass, combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup over a generous amount of ice.
  • Stir with a cocktail spoon until well chilled and strain between two prepared glasses.
  • Top almost to the rim with soda water.
  • Pour a small float of mezcal on top of each drink and garnish with a grapefruit slice.