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Spirits & Spirits | A Paloma Recipe For Día de Los Muertos

Smooth and spirited!

On Friday, November 1st, families will gather for Día de Los Muertos, the traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates and remember loved ones lost. To celebrate the essence of the holiday, the traditions, and its origins, Tequila Don Julio has created a special drink recipe. This special Paloma was created by mixologist Ben Scorah, offering a unique blend of flavor, power, and color that pays homage to the big day.

Founder Don Julio González knew that life is all about the celebration of authentic, real moments, and everything that makes up these moments should be just as authentic. This classic Paloma offers a unique dose of flavor, boasting a blend of Don Julio 70, fresh grapefruit and lime juice, and crisp Topo Chico soda water. It’s an iconic drink, and this recipe is sure to take Día de Los Muertos to a whole new level. Not only authentic and flavorful, but it’s also the signature drink of Mexico made with Mexico’s original luxury tequila.

Do yourself and your Día de Los Muertos celebration a flavor and check out the full recipe for this unique Paloma below. Make it, drink it, and pay homage to loved ones lost. Keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more drinks and drink recipes coming very soon.


Created by Mixologist Ben Scorah


1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio 70

2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Pinch of Sea Salt

Topo Chico Soda Water to top

A sprig of Fresh Rosemary

Grapefruit Spiral for garnish


1 Combine Tequila Don Julio 70, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, and sea salt into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.

2 Strain contents into a highball glass over fresh ice. Fill to top with Topo Chico.

3 Place fresh rosemary sprigs into the glass and stir gently.

4 Nestle grapefruit spiral around inside of glass for garnish.

Photos via Don Julio

Written by Jesse James

Author, Audiophile, Style connoisseur, & Sneakerhead. Passionate for life and happiness!

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