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Paloma Riff: L’Auberge Español

Paloma Riff

Rosé takes the lead in this easy-drinking twist on the classic Paloma.

A crisp, fruity rosé takes the lead in this Paloma riff, making for an easy-drinking summer cocktail. “While the tequila could be considered the base of the drink, the wine is what creates the flavors reminiscent of a classic Paloma,” says Susie Scott, former beverage director and sommelier at The Carillon in Austin. “It’s less sweet with more complex fruit flavors.”


  • 3 oz. rosé
  • ¾ oz. blanco tequila
  • ¾ oz. Lillet Blanc
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. demerara syrup (1:1)
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • Soda water
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon
  • Glass:Collins
  • Garnish:grapefruit twist


Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass and stir to chill. Strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice and top with soda, then garnish.

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