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Upgraded Paloma by Steve the Bartender, a Paloma variation

  • 2 oz Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz Salted Grapefruit Cordial
  • 3/4 oz Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Campari
  • Top Sparkling Water

A little cocktail history

Little is known about the historical origin of the Paloma, the most popular tequila-based cocktail in Mexico. Some believe that it is named after La Paloma (“The Dove”), the popular folk song composed in the early 1860s. Diffords guide states it was created by the legendary Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner and bartender of La Capilla, in Tequila, Mexico.

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