They're easy to make and easy to drink!
A quarter of a fresh lime
Kosher or sea salt
1½ ounces Patron Silver Tequila
Rub the lime around the rim of a tall glass. Invert the glass into a saucer of salt to salt the rim. Put two or three ice cubes into the glass. Add tequila. Squeeze lime quarter into the glass and throw it in. Top up with grapefruit pop.
The Patron Paloma is sweet, bubbly, and refreshing. It looks super cute too! I love the combination of grapefruit, tequila, and salt. It reminds me of being on vacation, lounging by a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees (which is all I could ever want, TBH).
Hot tip: If you want to make this less sweet, I recommend trying this with a grapefruit-flavoured soda water. I also added a grapefruit slice to my garnish because I thought it looked pretty — but the recipe doesn't call for it so you don't have to.
Score: 9/10 — I don’t typically opt for tequila-based cocktails, but this? I'd absolutely make this again.
3 lime wedges plus 1 more, for garnish
4 to 5 ounces ginger beer
1 dash Angostura Bitters (optional)
Squeeze juice from 3 lime wedges into a Moscow Mule or rocks glass. Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, gently muddle. Pour in rum. Fill with ice. Top with ginger beer. Add bitters. Stir to mix. Garnish with remaining lime wedge.
Makes 1 cocktail.
The Jamaican Mule might just be my new favourite cocktail. The traditional mule cocktail calls for vodka but I love using rum instead. It brings out a whole other layer, with hints of oak and salted caramel. Hands down, this would be the perfect cocktail to sip on while you lie back in a hammock and enjoy a warm breeze.
Hot tip: The recipe says the dash of Angostura Bitters is optional so I tried it both ways. The cocktail is delicious without it but I loved the extra kick the bitters gave — I would recommend including it if you can!
Score: 11/10 — Simply divine. I'll be making this one all summer long.