Palomaesque Cocktail

February 26, 2014
Drinks,Recipes

I’m no man about town, but I do enjoy a good happy hour. Yet these last few weeks I’ve barely made it off the couch. I seem to have been in some sort of Winter Olympics trance. I blame the figure skating . . . or Bob Costas.

Palomaesque Cocktail // HonestlyYUM

Needless to say, the closing ceremony is complete and it’s officially time for a cocktail. One of my favorite local cocktail menus is that of Comal, here in Berkeley, CA. Designed by Scott Baird and Josh Harris, now of Trick Dog fame, Comal’s bar is overflowing with tequila and mezcal. The Palomaeque has been one of my favorites from the start. The smokiness of the mezcal plays beautifully with the delicate aromatics of the Cocchi Americano. Now, if this can’t cure my Olympics hangover, nothing will.

Palomaesque Cocktail // HonestlyYUM

Palomaesque Cocktail // HonestlyYUM

Palomaesque Cocktail // HonestlyYUM

Palomaesque Cocktail // HonestlyYUM

Palomaesque Cocktail // HonestlyYUM

Palomaesque Cocktail // HonestlyYUM

Palomaesque Cocktail // HonestlyYUM

Palomaesque Cocktail // HonestlyYUM

Palomaesque Cocktail

The smokiness of the mezcal plays beautifully with the delicate aromatics of the Cocchi Americano. Perfect sipping for a big bowl of chips and guacamole!
Servings: 1 cocktail

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the honey and mezcal to your shaker and mix thoroughly until the honey dissolves. This will prevent your honey from hardening into clumps.
  2. Next, add the lime juice and grapefruit juice. While you're at it, cut a few thin grapefruit wheels for garnish.
  3. Finally, add the Cocchi Americano and the salt. Fill your shaker with ice and shake for 10 seconds.
  4. Fill your serving glass with ice and add the sparkling water, then strain in your cocktail. Garnish with a wheel of grapefruit.

(images by HonestlyYUM)

Conversation

I’m very much craving one of these even though it’s only 7:30AM! Your photos are gorgeous!

Palomas are a favorite of mine, so I’m sure I’d love this 😉 Not familiar with Cocchi Americano though. I’ll have search for it around town.

You’d definitely like this one Brandon. The mezcal adds a smokiness, which hopefully you’d dig. Cocchi Americano is getting pretty popular these days, so I think you can track it down.

Heyo! Where do you by all your cocktail ingredients? And what liqueurs should I stock if I want to elevate my cocktail game past martinis, margaritas and cosmos? It would awesome to see a post that is about “Bar Essentials”. Like, what besides a cabinet full of basic hard liquors (vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey) will allow me to make a range of tasty drinks and not have to run out to a store to buy something unique every time I see a recipe i like on YUM? And beyond that, where do you suggest picking up these liqueurs, etc?

BTW, love the stuff you and Karen are doing, keep it up!!

Thank you SO much Orissa. You have so many awesome ideas, and I think I’ll just have to take you up on it. I get my ingredients from all over. A lot of stuff I can easily get from Bevmo, but I often shop at smaller liquor stores as well. I live in Berkeley, and Ledgers in on University has an great selection of some hard-to-find stuff. Also, Cask in the city is pretty amazing. Thanks for your kind words, and check back for some informational bar posts in the near future!

What a great comeback drink. I totally know what you mean about the Olympic trance.

Oh my goodness. Oh. My. GOODNESS. This drink is right up my alley! I’m gonna need to go buy some mezcal today so I can whip this up! Oh, I guess I need Cocchi Americano too. And grapefruit. It’s fine- I’m gonna make it happen! Beautiful post Todd!

Thank you Rachael!! You are FAR too kind. Did you make it, did you make it? 😛

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