4 mint leaves torn in 1/2
2 lime wedges squeezed and dropped in glass
3/4 monin mojito syrup
1 1/4 bacardi, soda
|La Paloma is Spanish for “the dove”. La Paloma is known as the preferred drink of Guadalajara, Mexico. It’s light, refreshing and makes for the ideal warm weather cocktail.|
ancho chile powder
4 ounces white tequila, preferably Herradura
1 ounce lime juice
6 ounces grapefruit soda, preferably Jarritos
1. On a small plate, combine salt and ancho powder; mix well.
2. Using a damp paper-towel, wet rim of a Collins or high-ball glass on one side with water. Place wet rim into salt mixture.
3. Place ice, tequila, and lime juice into a shaker; shake well. Fill glass halfway with ice. Distribute tequila mixture evenly into salt-rimmed glasses. Top with grapefruit soda.
Jarritos (little jars) is a popular brand of soft drinks in Mexico. They are naturally flavored with fruit and more carbonated than most traditional soft drinks. If you can’t find it, substitute Squirt or Italian grapefruit soda.