Another Cinco de Mayo is here, and it’s time to start the celebrations. For this year’s May 5th festivities, we are all about this Verde Paloma, made with a simple but satisfying blend of Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, mint and Sanpellegrino Pompelo.
Crafted by Mexico City’s renowned mixologist Ricardo Sandoval, the Verde Paloma helps to showcase the smooth and clean flavors of the Tequila Don Julio Blanco, helping to showcase the decidedly citrus notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit with a finish of black pepper and grassy undertones.
That’s some serious deliciousness, all served up in a simply made cocktail.
Verde Paloma recipe and preparation
- 1.25 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
- 1/3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz. Agave Syrup
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 5 Mint Leaves
- Sanpellegrino Pompelmo for Top
- Cucumber and Mint for Garnish
Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, a pinch of salt and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice. Top with San Pellegrino Pompelmo. Garnish with cucumber and mint.