On 22 May, masterly handcrafted Patrón tequila invites you to celebrate World Paloma Day and embrace a modern twist on the national drink of Mexico, this time with the Patrón Paloma Samba. The smooth, oak flavour of Patrón Reposado, the zesty bitterness of grapefruit, the thirst-quenching fizz of soda, and a glass decorated with a tangy spiced rim – there’s no doubt that the Patrón Paloma Samba is one of the world’s best long drinks, and worth celebrating!
A trend-setting alternative to a G&T in all its simplicity, the Patrón Paloma Samba is the perfect cocktail to help you transition into winter. With a touch of Rio, the Patrón Paloma Samba features layers of sweet, nutty orgeat, sweet and smooth Citrónge Orange Liqueur, and a soothing spiced tajin chilli rim – the perfect way to lead you through into winter, warming you from the inside as the temperature cools outside.
When it comes to the Patrón Paloma however, the time for discovery never stops and a whole host of different serves await. For the refreshingly perfect summer classic Patrón Paloma, serve with Patrón Reposado, grapefruit juice, agave syrup, lime juice and a pinch of salt on the rim, or for more of an acquired taste, try the Picante Paloma with Patrón Reposado, lime juice, ginger and basil.
Explore the premium range of Patrón Tequila and, this Paloma Week (20-27 May) embark on a journey to discover your perfect Patrón Paloma. It doesn’t matter if you’re at a bar, at home, or just finished an important meeting; Patrón invites you to enjoy the Paloma at any moment or occasion. As the popularity of this simple concoction continues to grow worldwide, expect to find more and more Patrón Paloma variations popping up across your favourite bars.
The Paloma’s shimmering character is just one reason it is the most popular cocktail in Mexico. Easily mixed in large batches to serve in a pitcher for company, the Paloma is a year-round cocktail, complementing a summer cookout, as well as a more formal affair. However, where and when the Paloma began is a bit of a mystery. In 1938, the first grapefruit soda came on the scene in the United States. From there, the soda made its way to Mexico in 1955. Whoever first mixed tequila, lime, and grapefruit soda brought together an undeniably beautiful and delightful beverage.
You can’t go wrong with this classic recipe from Patrón Tequila. Day or night, it’s a delicious drink that’s the perfect way to transition through the seasons. Try a variety of Patrón Paloma cocktails and specials throughout Paloma Week at various venues, including Patrón’s namesake bar, Bar Patrón in Sydney’s Circular Quay.
Patrón Paloma Samba
This classic cocktail gets a touch of Rio flavour from sweet Orgeat, citrusy soda, and Patrón Reposado.
60 ml Patrón Reposado
22.5 ml Citrónge Orange Liqueur
60 ml Grapefruit Soda
9.9 ml Orgeat syrup
+ Tajín rim
+ Lime and grapefruit zest for garnish
1. Chill a rocks glass.
2. Rim the glass with lime and then roll the edge in Tajín.
3. Add all ingredients, except the soda, into the glass with plenty of ice and stir to combine.
4. Add the soda.
5. Garnish with lime and grapefruit zest.
Patrón Perfect Paloma
Conventional recipes elevated to Patrón perfect Patrón Reposado perfects this classic cocktail alongside refreshing grapefruit juice and sparkling water.
45ml Patrón Reposado
90ml Fresh grapefruit juice
15ml Agave syrup (1:1)
15ml Fresh-squeezed lime juice
30ml Sparkling water
+ Sugar and salt for rimming
+ Grapefruit wedge for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a shaker tin and shake with ice to chill.
2. Strain onto fresh ice in a sugar and salt rimmed Collins glass.
3. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Patrón Picanta Paloma
Dubai culture infuses warm spice into this ginger and basil take on the classic Paloma flavours.
60ml Patrón Reposado
60ml Grapefruit juice
20ml Lime juice
15ml Ginger juice
+ Fresh basil leaves
+ Top with Fever Tree Ginger Beer
+ Twist of grapefruit zest for garnish
1. Add all ingredients into a glass.
2. Fill the glass with ice.
3. Top with Fever Tree Ginger Beer.
4. Stir well.
Patrón Reposado Tequila ($100.00) is available at Dan Murphy’s and BWS.