Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Tequila • Sweet
La Tucita

While melon and grapefruit seem like a strange mix, the two flavors come together to create cocktail magic. Big, bright, and fruity, with a touch of briny seaside air, this take on a Paloma created by bartender Enrique Diaz at the Meliá Nassau Beach hotel in the Bahamas tastes like a Caribbean vacation in a glass. If possible, sip it poolside, preferably with a wide-brimmed hat, a good book and nowhere to be.

The Essentials

Squirt Soda
Bar Spoon
The Details
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1 oz Reposado Tequila
1 oz Midori
0.75 oz Fresh lime juice
2 drops Saline Solution (2 parts water to 1 part salt)
Squirt Soda


  • Add tequila, melon liqueur, lime juice and saline solution to a highball glass with cubed ice.
  • Top with grapefruit soda and stir.