If you’ve never tasted the sweet, smooth and citrusy flavours of a Paloma cocktail you really need to reassess your priorities in this cold dark world.

Sunday 22nd May (this weekend) is WORLD PALOMA DAY which is the perfect excuse to wrap your lips around one of the tastiest drinks out of Mexico since the Margarita.

To make celebrating even easier, Tequila god’s Patrón have shared three ‘Paloma’ recipes for you to try.

Patrón Paloma Samba
This classic cocktail gets a touch of Rio flavour from sweet Orgeat, citrusy soda, and Patrón Reposado.

Ingredients:
60ml Patrón Reposado
22.5ml Citrónge Orange Liqueur
60ml Grapefruit Soda
9.9ml Orgeat syrup
+ Tajín rim
+ Lime and grapefruit zest for garnish

Method:
1. Chill a rocks glass.
2. Rim the glass with lime and then roll the edge in Tajín.
3. Add all ingredients, except the soda, into the glass with plenty of ice and stir to combine.
4. Add the soda.
5. Garnish with lime and grapefruit zest.

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Patrón Perfect Paloma
Conventional recipes elevated to Patrón perfect. Patrón Reposado perfects this classic cocktail alongside refreshing grapefruit juice and sparkling water.

Ingredients:
45ml Patrón Reposado
90ml Fresh grapefruit juice
15ml Agave syrup (1:1)
15ml Fresh-squeezed lime juice
30ml Sparkling water
+ Sugar and salt for rimming
+ Grapefruit wedge for garnish

Method:
1. Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a shaker tin and shake with ice to chill.
2. Strain onto fresh ice in a sugar and salt rimmed Collins glass.
3. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Patrón Picante Paloma
Dubai culture infuses warm spice into this ginger and basil take on the classic Paloma flavours.

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Ingredients:
60ml Patrón Reposado
60ml Grapefruit juice
20ml Lime juice
15ml Ginger juice
+ Fresh basil leaves
+ Top with Fever Tree Ginger Beer
+ Twist of grapefruit zest for garnish

Method:
1. Add all ingredients into a glass.
2. Fill the glass with ice.
3. Top with Fever Tree Ginger Beer.
4. Stir well.

To pick up some Patrón head to their website or your local bottle-shop and, as always, drink responsibly.

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