For a change of pace from the everyday margarita, try the Paloma, which is like a margarita with bubbles. This drink from the general manager of Chicago’s Salud Tequila Lounge (now closed) lets the sweetness of the tequila take center stage.
What to buy: Any 100 percent agave reposado tequila will do the trick.
A grapefruit soda like Squirt would work well in this cocktail.
- Yield: 1 drink
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: Under 5 mins
- Active: Under 5 mins
- 1 1/2 ounces 100 percent agave reposado tequila
- Juice of 1/2 medium lime
- Grapefruit-flavored soda, such as Squirt
- Fill an 8-ounce glass with ice, add tequila and lime juice, and top off with soda.