The Paloma Kit – Everything you need to know for the May 2016 Subscribers kit

Our May kits are in the making and will soon be on their way to subscribers, so now it’s time to tell you a little more about what’s in store this month, our new recipes and the ingredients you’ll get. If you’re not a subscriber, you can join now for just £24 a month. If you just want to try this kit on its own, you can buy one through our shop.

With the sun shining a little more and a festive Mexican holiday approaching we thought we’d take Cinco de Mayo in full swing so we’ve created a Tequila based box of fun. Dig out your sombrero and forget the Margaritas…this is one better and it’s Mexico’s favourite tequila cocktail.

To create your Paloma and more tequila cocktails you will need:

  • Glassware – Old Fashioned rocks glasses
  • A long bar spoon/stirrer (check out our Mixologist kit)
  • A jigger (measurer)
  • Plenty of ice – large cubes
  • Grapefruit soda (we suggest Ting or San Pellegrino)
  • Fresh grapefruit – for juice and garnish
  • Fresh limes
  • A TASTE Paloma kit or the below ingredients

Each kit contains:

How to make a paloma cocktail

1 x 100ml Herradura Añejo
1 x 100ml El Jimador Blanco
1 x 60ml Coffee Liqueur
1 x 30ml Agave Syrup
1 x 5ml Angostura Bitters

A recipe card detailing history and recipes for the Paloma and the Estilo Viejo.



La Paloma (“The Dove”), was created by the legendary Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner and bartender of La Capilla, in Tequila, Mexico.
It’s sweet but sour, a little bitter, and salty, it’s got all four taste groups, plus ice, bubbles, and alcohol; what’s not to like?
  • 40ml Tequilapaloma feature
  • 10ml Freshly squeezed lime
  • 15ml Agave
  • Top up with 120ml Grapefruit soda water• (we suggest Ting, or San Pellegrino)
  • Salt rim (optional)

Shake the first 3 ingredients together in cocktail shaker with ice. Then pour into a glass filled with large ice cubes and top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit or lime.

•If you can’t get hold of grapefruit soda then simply use 40ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and top up with regular soda water to your required taste.

Estilo Viejo/Tequila Old FashionedTequilla old fashioned

  • 50ml anejo tequila
  • 10ml agave syrup
  • 3 dash angostura bitters

Optional nectarine slice and cherry for garnish otherwise a peel of orange. 

If it’s too strong, top with a splash of soda


Alternative Recipes..


So you might be wondering what your coffee liqueur is for?

We thought we’d pop in a little extra this month so you can use the ingredients how you wish but heres a recipe that may surprise you. The three ingredients work well together.

  • 50ml tequila
  • 25ml coffee liqueur
  • 30ml pineapple juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and then fine strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a zest of orange.

This recipe is taken from Diffords Guide but was created in 2003 by Tony Coningliaro at Lonsdale House, London.


  • 40ml tequila
  • 25ml coffee liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 12ml cream

Combine tequila, coffee liqueur and soda in a mixing glass, stir and strain into a chilled martini or cocktail glass filled with crushed ice. Float cream on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon into the martini or cocktail glass.

Alternatively if you don’t like the sound of these you can always just pop your coffee liqueur on the shelf for another time – maybe you’ll fancy an Espresso Martini later on!


More on the May Subscribers kit

Paloma Cocktail

Casa Herradura Tequila

The Story of the Paloma Cocktail

The History of the Tequila Old Fashioned

Video: All about Tequila in 60 seconds!

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