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Tequila Blanco

 

Recently, the lovely Mia Andreoli took us on a tequila tour. (Be sure to look for the upcoming video.) We first learned about the purest form of the distilled blue agave – tequila blanco.

Tequila blanco, silver, or platinum (all meaning the same thing) are great for making cocktails! It’s sort of like a premium vodka in that there aren’t too many overpowering flavors. And just like vodka, silver tequila is seriously tasty with grapefruit! Miss Mia came up with a wonderful spicy riff on a Paloma for us to include in our Cinco de May cocktail lineup! Not only is the drink chuggable, but it is also extremely attractive and very festive. We also have a non-alcoholic modification at the end.

The Spicy Paloma

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces tequila blanco
  • 1 Ounce fresh grapefruit (red if you can squeeze it ;))
  • 1/2 Ounce lime
  • 1 Tablespoon jalapeno simple syrup (Made by reducing and straining chopped jalapeno, sugar, and water)
  • Champagne, cava, or prosecco
  • Thinly sliced limes

Instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Line the outer sides with thin lime slices.
  3. Mix tequila, grapefruit, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  4. Pour over ice.
  5. Top with bubbles of your choice!

If you need to slow down the tequila train, you can top with soda water or even omit the tequila too. This is a great non-alcoholic drink to help designated drivers, moms-to-be etc., still feel festive!

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