Recently we are seeing more and more cocktail recipes using Agave nectar. This natural, ultra-sweet syrup comes from the Agave plant and has an earthy richness that is similar to honey but distinctive unto itself. It must be making quite a statement lately because we found a bottle of it in the grocery store the other day made by the Domino sugar people. Agave nectar is certainly a natural partner to Tequila and Rum and will add a nice twist to any cocktail using simple syrup.
In chasing recipes using Agave nectar we came across The Paloma Cocktail. This drink is touted on numerous web sites as being Mexico’s real favorite cocktail. We are not for drinking and politics so we leave it to you, but we can see why a country could get behind this cocktail. In the simplest terms it is white tequila with grapefruit soda and a lime. This is how it is served among the masses and it is quite good there, but for those with a bit more resources, try the following recipe:
The Paloma Cocktail
In a Cocktail Shaker Filled with Ice Add
- 2 Ounces White Tequila
- 3 Ounces Grapefruit Juice
- ½ Ounce Lime Juice
- ½ Ounce Agave Nectar
Shake and Pour (Ice and All). Into a Salt Rimmed Collins Glass. Garnish with a Lime or Grapefruit Wedge.