Tecate Paloma
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Tecate Paloma
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Rating

4.7 / 5
The Tecate Paloma is a refreshing cocktail that embodies a fusion between a traditional Mexican Paloma and a beer-based drink. It combines the earthy, slightly sweet notes of tequila with ... more The Tecate Paloma is a refreshing cocktail that embodies a fusion between a traditional Mexican Paloma and a beer-based drink. It combines the earthy, slightly sweet notes of tequila with the crispness of a lager, and the addition of grapefruit juice injects a tangy, citrusy zest that brightens the overall flavor profile. Served in a pint glass, this cocktail is typically enjoyed cold and features a balance of herbal, fruity, and malty flavors, making it a unique and casual choice particularly favored during warm-weather gatherings or as a laid-back accompaniment to a casual meal. The Tecate Paloma offers a twist to the classic Paloma, appealing to those looking for an innovative and less traditional beer cocktail experience.
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Grapefruit Juice
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Grapefruit
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8.57% | 3.6 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
360ml 12.17oz 36cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Tecate Paloma is a delightful twist on the traditional, marrying the robust earthiness of tequila with the fresh zing of grapefruit juice, all brightened by the bubbly texture of lager. It's a joyful, refreshing concoction that's perfect for any gathering, encapsulating a laid-back, sunny vibe.

Method
How to make a Tecate Paloma

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the lager into a pint glass and stir in tequila and grapefruit juice
Garnish with slice of grapefruit and serve
~ Tecate is the beer of choice for this cocktail, but you can use any lager you like. Only three-quarters of the can is needed, so feel free to swig the remainder. This cocktail is particularly nice when enjoyed through a straw. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should the Tecate Paloma cocktail ingredients be combined for the best result?

For the best result, start by pouring the tequila and grapefruit juice into a pint glass filled with ice. Stir the mixture gently, then slowly top it off with the lager to ensure a well-mixed drink that preserves the carbonation of the beer.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Tecate Paloma?

The ideal glassware for a Tecate Paloma is a pint glass. This glass size accommodates the volume of the cocktail while providing enough space for ice, which is essential for serving the drink cold as intended.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another beer type for lager in a Tecate Paloma?

Yes, you can substitute another beer type for lager in a Tecate Paloma, though the taste profile may change. A light pilsner or a Mexicali beer can be a good alternative, offering a similar lightness and carbonation level, closely mirroring the intended flavor balance of the cocktail.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What are the best food pairings for a Tecate Paloma?

The Tecate Paloma pairs well with Mexican cuisine, particularly dishes that echo its citrus and crisp notes. Good pairings include ceviche, grilled fish tacos, or a fresh guacamole and chips, amplifying the refreshing qualities of the cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving Tecate Paloma?

The Tecate Paloma is most suitable for casual gatherings, outdoor barbecues, or summer pool parties. Its refreshing and light profile makes it a great choice for daytime events or any occasion that calls for a laid-back, refreshing drink.

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