Thank you Espolòn® for partnering with Half Full on the Bartenders At Home cocktail video series.
What inspired you to create this cocktail? “The Paloma is one of my favorite cocktails of all time, so a riff on that with strawberries was a slam dunk! ”
When would you serve this drink? “I think this drink would be a true dream for a backyard barbecue or any event out in the sun! ”
What music would you pair it with? “If I was serving up some Dos Fresas, I would be pumping Bad Bunny. Whether you’re looking to keep it super chill or take it to the next level, my man has got the jams for you.”
By Mike Pando
- 2 parts Espolòn® Blanco Tequila (Order on Drizly)
- 2 Strawberries
- 1 part Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 part Lime juice
- 1 part Grapefruit juice
- Soda water
- Glass: Highball
- Garnish: Lime wheel
Muddle the strawberries, simple syrup and salt in a shaker. Then add the rest of the ingredients, except the soda water, and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a lime wheel.
Interview has been condensed and edited.