If you love Margaritas (and who doesn’t?) but you haven’t tried a Paloma, then you and your mouth are missing out and it’s about time you became acquainted with this tart and spritzy Highball. The yin to the Margarita’s yang, the Paloma has the same bright citrus twang as its celebrated cousin, but packs a refreshing, effervescent punch that the Margarita lacks.
With summer almost here (it couldn’t come sooner), there’s no better cocktail to usher in the warmer weather than the Paloma. It’s day drinking fodder at its finest and it’s easily altered to suit everyone’s particular tastes. Here, five new ways to make the classic cocktail, from spicy to bittersweet to even tequila-free. You’ll make the jump from Margarita drinker to Paloma lover in no time.