Once upon a time Aaron went on a quest for the Perfect Lime in Mexico. During his journey he encountered two drinks that blew his mind: the Paloma and the michelada. The paloma is a tequila-based cocktail most commonly prepared by mixing tequila with a grapefruit-flavored soda served on the rocks with a lime wedge. A michelada is a Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers. Aaron designed the tomato paloma to combine the best of both of these experiences into one tart, balanced, refreshing, complex cocktail using modern ingredients.
- 50 ml (1 ⅔ oz) Mezcal
- 10 ml (⅓ oz) Fresh Lime Juice
- 30 ml (1 oz) Grapefruit Soda
- 8 ml (¼ oz) Agave Syrup
- 3 drops Alice & The Magician Tomato Leaf Elixir
- 3 mists Alice & The Magician Citrus Blossom Harvest
- 1 Lime Wedge
- 30g (2 tbsp) Olive Oil
- 20g (1 cup) N-Zorbit M
- 5g (1 tsp) Salt
- Bar Spoon
- Cocktail Strainer
- Fine Mesh Strainer
- Rocks Glass
- Food Processor
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes
Place the N-Zorbit M and salt into a food processor and drizzle the olive oil directly on top. This way the olive oil doesn’t stick to the bottom of the bowl.
Process for 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and process for another 10 seconds.
Pass through a fine sieve if you would like a finer powder (optional).
Pour some olive oil powder onto a bread plate cover and set aside.
Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of the rocks glass and dip it in the olive oil powder.
In a beaker place 4-5 ice cubes, Mezcal, agave syrup, lime juice, and Alice & The Magician Tomato Leaf Elixir.
Use a bar spoon to stir the drink until the cocktail has chilled, about 10 seconds. Make sure the agave syrup had been mixed well.
In a rocks glass place 8-10 ice cubes or as many as it take to fill the glass about 1 inch from the top.
Strain & Serve
Cover the beaker with a cocktail strainer and pour the cocktail through a fine mesh strainer into the rocks glass. The second strainer will prevent any ice shards from further diluting the drink.
Place the bar spoon into the glass and pour the grapefruit soda down the neck of the bar spoon. This technique prevents the grapefruit soda from losing its carbonation.
Mist the top of the glass with the Alice & The Magician Citrus Blossom Harvest and garnish with a lime wedge.