The Paloma has been dubbed THE cocktail of Summer 2019. Bright, refreshing, and clean, with citrus and fizz – the classic Paloma is light enough to throw back a few in the summer heat. It’s one of those drinks that highlights the star of the show (the liquor) instead of masking it. 

At Matador Room, The Miami Beach EDITION’s bar/restaurant, mixologist Kip Byrne has created a specialty version in honor of Summer 2019’s drink of choice: the ‘My Kind of Paloma’ cocktail.

My Kind of Paloma is a fresh and modern take on the classic; in place of the usual tequila, Byrne chose to utilize its rustic cousin, Mezcal, in honor of its growing popularity in the US. Throughout the cocktail one can find small tweaks have been made to the original recipe, giving the classic a new life in 2019. 


1.5oz Ilegal Mezcal 

.5oz Italicus 

.75oz Fresh lime juice .

25oz Agave syrup 

Grapefruit Soda 

Pink Sea Salt


Rim glass with Pink Sea salt. Add mezcal, Italicus, and lime juice to a shaker and short shake with a few Ice cubes. Strain into Highball glass filled with Ice cubes and top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve. 

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