Raise a glass to World Paloma Day with this kicked-up cocktail recipe

There’s little that’s known about the history of the tequila-based cocktail, according to TasteCocktails.com.

Some believe that it is named after La Paloma (‘The Dove’), the popular folk song composed in the early 1860s,” die webwerf sê.

Others think it was created bythe legendary Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner and bartender of La Capilla, in Tequila, Mexico.

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In its simplest form, a Paloma is made with tequila blanco, grapefruit soda or juice and lime.

Palomas are a tequila-based cocktail that's mixed with juices and soda. This Paloma Negra recipe from Mr Black is mixed with a coffee liqueur.

Palomas are a tequila-based cocktail that’s mixed with juices and soda. This Paloma Negra recipe from Mr Black is mixed with a coffee liqueur. (Mr Black)

Deesdae, egter, there are as many variations of the Paloma as there are margaritas.

The Paloma Negra (recipe is below) is the ideal cocktail for coffee-loving Paloma drinkers.

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The Paloma Negra is made with Mr Black’s Coffee Liqueur.

The caffeinated liqueur is a bittersweet blend of Arabica coffees and Australian wheat vodka.

Ingredients and Instructions

1 oz Mr Black

1 oz Mezcal or Tequila

1 oz pink grapefruit

Top with soda

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Mr Black's Paloma Negra cocktail recipe can be made with mezcal or tequila. It's blended with coffee liqueur, grapefruit juice and soda.

Mr Black’s Paloma Negra cocktail recipe can be made with mezcal or tequila. It’s blended with coffee liqueur, grapefruit juice and soda. (Mnr. Swart)

Glassware: Highball

Garnish: Grapefruit wedge and salted rim

Method: Salt-rim the glass and combine ingredients in a glass over ice.

Top with soda.

Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

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