International Tequila Day: Patrón Silver Paloma

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Isn't everyday a day for tequila?  I love tequila. When I am looking for beverages to make at home, I love to explore suggestions from my favorite distilleries and breweries.  Today I happened to find a recipe from  Patrón called the Patrón Silver Paloma.  It includes Patrón, lime, and grapefruit soda as well as grapefruit and salt for garnish.  Grapefruit soda was not readily available to me at the store, so I decided to mix it up and try the recipe with Schöfferhofer Grapefruit, a wheat beer.

It tasted amazing.  The salt and lime complimented the grapefruit flavor of the beer.  We used an entire bottle of Schöfferhofer.  It was light and refreshing with the subtle and delicious tequila flavor of Patrón coming through as a perfect highlight.  The pinch of salt just made all the other flavors pop.  I highly recommend this beverage, and not just on International Tequila Day.

 

Patrón Silver Paloma Original Recipe: 

INGREDIENTS

oz Patrón Silver

oz Grapefruit soda

0.5 oz Fresh lime juice

Pinch of salt

Grapefruit slice for garnish

Salt rim (optional)

 

Patrón Silver Paloma With our Twist: 

INGREDIENTS

2 ounces Patrón Silver

11.2 ounces Schöfferhofer Grapefruit, a wheat beer

1 tablespoon Fresh lime juice (or the juice of a 1/4 of a lime)

Pinch of salt

Grapefruit slice for garnish

Salt rim (optional)

 

Method for Both Recipes: 

Add all ingredients to a glass filled with ice. Stir.  Garnish with grapefruit slice.