Paloma Gose Beer | Paloma Cocktail

Paloma cocktail
Paloma cocktail / Photo by Meg Baggott, styling by Dylan Garret

The Beer

Photo courtesy Paloma Goose

Paloma Gose (Schlafly/The Saint Louis Brewery; St. Louis); abv: 4.5%

The German-style ale brewed with grapefruit, lime, coriander and salt meets Mexico’s famed Paloma cocktail. It’s golden and bright in the glass, with a fresh grapefruit-peel scent. It drinks like a classic sour gose. It includes a distinctly mouthwatering saline quality, finishing with refreshing lime acidity. It doesn’t have the sweetness that grapefruit soda provides in the classic cocktail, but it would make a great poolside refresher. Note: Schlafly also makes a Kentucky Mule-inspired ale. 

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The Cocktail

Paloma Ingredients
  • 6 ounces grapefruit soda, like Jarritos
  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 1 lime wedge

In Collins glass, stir together grapefruit soda and Tequila over ice. Squeeze lime wedge if more tartness is desired. Use wedge as garnish.

Note: If grapefruit soda isn’t available, mix grapefruit juice with simple syrup and club soda.

Published on August 23, 2018