Everyone has their go-to cocktail, but sometimes even our favourites can feel a bit monotonous. Whether you’re looking for that perfect tipple to fit today’s mood, or simply wish to widen your cocktail comprehension, here are nine cocktails you should explore, and why:
1. For the Flirty - Paloma
Tequila gets a bad rap, often positioned as the stereotypical party shot that keeps you grooving on the dance floor (although really, what’s wrong with that?). It certainly doesn’t help that there are a slew of mediocre tequilas on the market, either. However, as the Mexican spirit grows increasingly popular, artisanal, high-quality tequila championing that earthy, fruity agave flavour becomes all the more accessible.
Made with tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit juice (or more traditionally, soda), the Paloma is an elegant and delightful way to explore just how delicious tequila can be. Fizzy and citrusy, it’s a fun cocktail that still suggests a bit of cheekiness with every sip.
Learn how to make a Paloma here.