Cocktail of the Week: Spicy Mezcal Paloma


This delicious spin on the classic Mexican Paloma uses fresh grapefruit juice in place of grapefruit-flavored soda, and smoky mezcal in place of tequila. Finished off with fresh lime, fresh jalapeno slices, and a dash of honey, it’s the perfect balance of smoky, spicy, sweet, and tart.


  • 1 1/2 ounces mezcal
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 slices of fresh jalapeno
  • Dash of honey
  • Sliced grapefruit and jalapeno for garnish

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Fill a shaker with ice. Add mezcal, grapefruit juice, lime juice, 1-2 slices fresh jalapeno, and a dash of honey to shaker. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into the rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with grapefruit and jalapeno slices. Enjoy!

In case you missed it live, see below to watch Latha Youngren, our VP of Marketing, and I, make the Spicy Mezcal Paloma on the most recent episode of Cocktails with Kate.

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