When you think 5 de Mayo you think Margaritas and Guacamole, at least I do. Well, there is nothing wrong with that! Who doesn’t like that.  

For this post though I am going to deviate a little and I am going to be making a different cocktail. Don’t worry, Margarita post is coming but not until Friday.  

The Paloma is a simple 3 ingredient cocktial. Is just like making a highball with a few changes. 

I am taking this recipe from the Jim Meehan PDT book, which was taken from David Wondrich’s Killer Cocktails book and adding an extra step of my own. Hope you enjoy it!


2 oz Reposado tequila  

0.5 oz lime juice  

In a tall glass, pour the ingredients. Add a pinch of salt, then add the ice and top off with Squirt or Jarritos Grapefuif. I used Jarritos.

Garnish with a lime and grapefruit. 



Rim the glass with grapefruit salt.  

Grapefruit salt: 

Mix together 2:1 salt with the zest of grapefruit.  


Grapefruit Salt.     

Grapefruit Salt.  


Harvey Mayorga