This spicy, smoky take on a Paloma is our go to poolside drink. As we sip the Paloma Springs, we imagine ourselves under a palm tree, adjacent to a flat roofed, mid-century modern home. It feels like that with this cocktail in hand, but maybe it looks a bit more like dipping our feet in a kiddie pool on the roof as the city screeches by below.
Mix this transportive cocktail up, and get ready to relax.
NB: Because it is beach season, we confess that sometimes we like to make ours with diet Squirt—it's nice, after all, to have a flavorful sugar-free option every now and then. And Mexican squirt makes for a perfect cane-sugar-not-corn-syrup option.
Makes 1 drink
+ 2 ounces Mezcal
+ 4 to 5 ounces Squirt
+ Juice of 1/2 lime
+ Serrano or jalapeño pepper
In a tall glass or tumbler, muddle 2-3 slices of the pepper and lime juice. Add ice, mezcal, squirt, and stir to combine. Finish with a sprinkle of salt across the top.
* Recipe created for and photo taken by Jarry Mag