This is mixologist Philip Ward's take on what might be Mexico's most popular tequila drink. Instead of using bottled grapefruit soda, he combines grapefruit juice, simple syrup and club soda.

palomas are a must have.  martha's actually the reason I know about this lovely libation.

La Paloma Cooler

The Paloma Cooler gets its light, bubbly flavor from Mexican grapefruit soda and a platinum tequila. The "drunken lime" floater is a cored-out half lime filled with a shot of reposado tequila.

After a week in Guadalajara, my new favorite drink. Palomas.


Commonly found in regions where tequila is produced as well as consumed, the Paloma seems deceptively simple. In truth, this drink manages to…

Paloma Tequila Cocktail for Cinco De Mayo!

Paloma cocktail -- grapefruit, lime + tequila Yield: 2 servings INGREDIENTS ½ cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice ½ cup tequila or mescal 2 tbsp.

Typically relegated to summer sippers, tequilla gets the holiday treatment in the Dahlgren. With tawny port, bitters and ginger syrup, it's the drink you want if you prefer Jose to Johnnie. From @Food & Wine, found at

Contributed by Philip Ward A classic drink called El Diablo (tequila, lime juice, Crème de cassis and ginger ale) inspired Philip Ward's Dahlgren. He replaced the ginger ale with club soda and ginger syrup—it has more zing—and the cassis with tawny port.

Lemon lavender mimosa: 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 8 ounces lavender tea syrup, & 32 ounces chilled Prosecco

lavender-infused champagne Lavender Champagne Cocktail cup sugar* (see note below) ¼ tablespoon dried lavender 1 bottle of dry Champagne Fresh lavender sprigs, for garnish Bring sugar and ½ cup.

honey herb soda

Honey Herb Soda cup honey, 1 cup water Simmer 3 minutes remove from heat and then add herbs of your choice. add couple of TB.s of syrup to glass, add TB.s lemon juice and top with club soda.