COCKTAIL RECIPES

Tequila Cocktails, Shots, Flights and Bites

ITALIAN PALOMA

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz Arrogante Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Ruby Grapefruit Juice
  • 0.5 oz Agave Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 5 - 6 Small Basil Leaves
  • 1 Splash of Club Soda
  • PREPARATION:

    Prepare agave syrup by diluting agave nectar with water in 1 : 1 ratio.

    In a Boston shaker, lightly muddle basil leaves, agave syrup and freshly squeezed lime juice. Add Arrogante Reposado tequila, Aperol, and freshly squeezed juice of ruby red grapefruit. Stir well. Add a handful of ice and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.

    Place a large ice ball or a large hand cut ice cube in a highball glass. Strain the cocktail through a fine mesh strainer into the prepared glass. Add a splash of the chilled club soda to finish the cocktail and gently stir to combine.

    Garnish the cocktail with a basil leaf or a wedge of red grapefruit.

  • DEVELOPED BY:

    Michael Glassberg (Carousel Bar, New Orleans)

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One of Mexico's most popular cocktails, the Paloma is a perfectly refreshing combination of sweet and tart with grapefruit, lime and, of course, tequila. In this recipe, traditional Paloma gets a tasty makeover with the addition of the Italian aperitif Aperol and fresh basil. These flavors combine perfectly with the rich agave notes of Arrogante Reposado tequila.

Michael Glassberg

(Carousel Bar, New Orleans)