#DOTW: Rosé Mezcal Paloma

All I can say is yum-myyyy. This cocktail turned into one of my favorites instantly. It’s different, fruity, thirst quenching without being to sweet, and if you rim the glass with the salt/chili powder mix like I did, it takes on a bit of a Margarita quality. Note: All tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila. sort of like all scotch is whiskey, but not all whiskey is scotch. So it’s sort of an umbrella liquor for the good stuff. Whenever you order Mezcal at a bar, it does taste a little bit smokier than tequila, and that exact taste meshes so well with the rosé and grapefruit, I promise you will love this!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz rosé wine
  • 2 oz grapefruit soda
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • salt/chili powder mix
  • thyme sprigs
  • fresh grapefruit

Combine Mezcal, rosé and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well. Rim a highball glass with fresh lime juice, then dip into the salt and chili powder mix. Add ice and pour in mezcal mix. Add grapefruit soda. Garnish with a thyme sprig and grapefruit chunks.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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