La Paloma Cooler

1 10-ounce drink

Less expected than a margarita but just as easy to make, our La Paloma cooler is lively and laid-back at the same time. It gets its light, bubbly flavor from Mexican soda (which is also great on its own) and a platinum tequila. The "drunken lime" floater is a cored-out half lime filled with a shot of reposado tequila.


  • 1 lime wedge, for garnish

  • Coarse salt, for rim

  • Ice

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 ounce platinum tequila

  • 1 bottle Mexican grapefruit soda


  1. Rub rim of a highball glass with lime wedge; invert glass in a small dish of coarse salt, twisting to coat rim. Fill glass halfway with ice, 1 teaspoon lime juice, and 1 ounce platinum tequila, then top with Mexican grapefruit soda. Stir. Place cored-out lime half in drink and fill with tequila (try a reposado for added flavor).

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