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.
More than just a decorative flourish, salt adds a flavourful grace note to the liquid ingredients, balancing out the the tartness of the lime juice, and the heady warmth of the tequila.
- 60ml / 2 fl oz Reposado Tequila
- 150ml / 5 fl oz East Imperial Grapefruit Soda
- Kosher salt
- Lime wedge
- Build in chilled Kosher salt-rimmed collins glass and top with a fresh lime wedge