Mijenta Tequila is a sustainable and artisanal, small batch tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Its superb quality gives an incredible flavor and silky smooth finish, like you’ve never experienced before.
Mijenta a the first tequila to earn B Corp Certification and is also 100% Carbon Neutral. Unlike most tequilas on the market, Mijenta uses only the finest ingredients along with a meticulous distilling process, that is 100% additive free. Frankly, this spirit is phenomenal on its own, you don’t even need a recipe to enjoy this very special and sustainable tequila. But here it is anyway…
What is a Paloma?
It’s essentially a grapefruit and tequila cocktail. Paloma’s are one of my favorite tequila cocktails (aside from a homemade Margarita, of course.) They’re easy to make and super refreshing in the heat of the summer months. A cheap and straightforward version of this drink is simply grapefruit soda and a shot of Reposado. However, you’ll find my Mijenta Paloma Cocktail is much more elevated and the little extra effort (and high quality tequila) will undoubtedly result in a much better flavor too.
Mijenta Paloma Cocktail Recipe
- 1 Shot Glass
- 1 Rocks Glass
- 1 Knife
- 1 Cutting Board
- 2 oz Mijenta Tequila Blanco
- 2 oz Grapefruit Juice
- 2 oz Sparkling Mineral Water
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
- 1 1/2 tsp. Simple Syrup
- Salt for the Rim
While my recipe is more complex than the traditional Paloma, you can absolutely take the easy route and grab a can of grapefruit soda and call it a day. Here are some ingredient tips to dial in your Paloma perfectly:
Tequila: I highly recommend you use a good quality tequila (like Mijenta) for this recipe. Nothing kills your morning more than a hangover from cheap liquor. I personally prefer Blanco tequila but if you like the heartier flavor of a Reposado you can absolutely use that instead.
Grapefruit juice & Sparkling Water: Instead of grapefruit soda as a mixer, I like to use real grapefruit juice and sparkling water. If you want an even better flavor, squeeze a grapefruit at home and make your juice fresh.
Lime juice: I’m a big fan of a citrusy-punchy drink. However, If you’re not a huge fan of tartiness, you can skip the lime juice.
Simple Syrup or Sweeter of choice: With all the sour citrus in this recipe, you’ll need a little sweetness to balance things out. Just a tiny bit of simple syrup, stevia, agave, honey or whatever you prefer can go a long way. I recommend 1 1/2 teaspoons but feel free to add more or less to your liking.
Salt: I’m a HUGE fan of salt with tequila drinks. You can use fancy coarse sea salt, but truly any kind will do. I usually just use table salt, which some people might find absolutely horrifying. If it’s not your thing, you can leave the rim naked and unsalted.
Ice: Ice is a must, this drink is meant to be served cold. Make sure you fill it up to the top! the more ice the better.
What’s your Perfect Paloma?
Give it a try! I can’t wait to hear how you like this Paloma recipe and what you might have done differently to suit your taste buds. Share your version in the comment section below!
Learn more about Mijenta on their website at Mijenta-Tequila.com
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If you like this Mijenta recipe, you might love this Killer Bee Mezcal Recipe too!
Until next time…