Cocktails are more than just drinks to sip on at a party or event, they are whole experiences in themselves with their own culture, histories and the stories that follow them to your table. One such cocktail is the Australian Paloma cocktail recipe with its embodiment of Australian zest and the vibrant flavours of grapefruit and Don Julio Blanco Tequila. This tequila cocktail recipe combines the best of both worlds, the Mexican and Spanish cultures with the Don Julio Blanco tequila and the refreshing citrusy Australian notes of grapefruit and lime.
The Paloma refers to ‘dove’ in Spanish and this cocktail has a long intertwined history with Mexico, traditionally made with tequila and grapefruit juice. There are plenty of claims about the origin of this specific cocktail as various mixologists worldwide have taken this classic and transformed that into a version of their own. In Australia, the Paloma tequila cocktail found embrace in the country’s fondness for citrusy flavours and a laid-back vibe, giving us the Australian Paloma cocktail recipe. The vivid tequila aromas in this version are wonderfully complemented by the addition of fresh grapefruit juice, lime juice, and a hint of sweetness. The Australian Paloma pays respect to the original Mexican tequila cocktail classic while capturing the essence of the region Down Under.
The Australian Paloma is a flexible drink for a variety of occasions thanks to its energizing citrus overtones and clean tequila base. Its cooling qualities make it the perfect option for chilly indoor gatherings, beach celebrations, or even relaxed weekday dinners. The Australian Paloma pairs perfectly with foods like ceviche, grilled seafood, tacos, and light salads when it comes to food pairings. Rich flavours are cut through by the cocktail's zesty character, which also improves the whole eating experience.
Add the Don Julio Blanco Tequila, grapefruit juice and lemonade into a mixing glass filled with ice.
Stir with a bar spoon to combine the ingredients.
Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and serve!