We’re taking the classic Paloma to the Mediterranean

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Traditionally featuring tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda, a paloma is a refreshing Mexican cocktail that’s sure to get the party going. On this episode of In The Know: Bar Master, mixologist and cocktail expert, Josué Gonzaléz (@josue.allday) makes his signature Mediterranean Dove, a paloma-inspired cocktail. (In fact, “paloma” is the Spanish word for dove!) The Mediterranean Dove features mezcal and mastiha, a traditional Greek liqueur with a sweet flavor. If you like palomas, you won’t be disappointed!


  • 1.5 oz Rosalina mezcal

  • 0.5 oz Kleos mastiha spirit

  • 0.5 oz lime juice

  • 2-4 basil leaves

  • 3 oz Fever Tree grapefruit soda

  • Salt (for the rim)

  • Grapefruit (sliced into half-moons, for garnish)


  1. Take a few basil leaves, rip them up, and throw the pieces into a shaker tin.

  2. Add the lime juice, mastiha, and mezcal to the shaker tin.

  3. Dip half the rim of a highball glass in salt, using the moisture from the fresh grapefruit. Fill the glass up with ice.

  4. Shake the shaker tin, then top off with grapefruit soda.

  5. Add a half-moon slice of grapefruit to the glass.

  6. Pour the cocktail into the glass, then top with another basil leaf. Cheers!

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