Perfectionists | jun. 20, 2022

Palomas Across America with the BA Team

The Patrón Paloma is a cocktail as delicious as it is simple. It features Patrón Tequila and the bittersweet flavors of grapefruit, making it a quick pick for bartenders looking for something crisp and easy. The Patrón Paloma is easily adjusted to incorporate local or seasonal ingredients to tailor this classic quencher for every season.

We asked our Patrón Brand Ambassadors to create twists on the Paloma inspired by the cities they call home. Each of these recipes features an ingredient or two that are regional or seasonal to where they live, and represent their region and the flavors associated with it. Some of them muddle in fresh ingredients just now appearing in their farmer’s markets, while others feature ingredients that make them think of home year round.

Check out what our Brand Ambassadors crafted below. While you read along or enjoy one of their creations, think about what ingredients you would use to showcase the true flavors of the place you call home.

All recipes as listed make 1 cocktail.


Nashville Hot Paloma

  • 1.5oz Patrón Silver
  • .5oz Lime Juice
  • .25oz St. Germain
  • .75oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Muddled Serrano Peppers

Top with Sparkling Water

Tajin Rim on Glass

​“I love a good Paloma. To me it’s an incredible drink to enjoy any time of year, especially heading into summertime since it gets toasty here in Nashville with the humidity and the heat. For me, there is nothing better than enjoying some great live music here and sipping on a refreshing Patrón Silver Paloma during those warmer months.

With that in mind, I wanted to create a variation that felt fun and inspired by where I’m located. Since Nashville is a staple city for Hot Chicken, I incorporated some spice to my Paloma for the perfect local touch. The heat from the peppers and the Tajin Rim are balanced out with a touch of sweetness and effervescence from the elderflower found in St. Germain — the perfect combo to highlight the Patrón Silver, fresh lime, and grapefruit.

So, here’s to kicking off summer with a cold, refreshing Paloma made with Tequila Patrón!”

There’s always an occasion for a Paloma, and now there’s a Paloma for every location.

If you mix up any of these trans-continental libations or come up with your own locally-inspired creation, make sure to tag us on Instagram@academia_patron so we can share it with other friends of Patrón. We hope you enjoy these cocktails as an intro to summer, and that you’ll keep coming back for more recipes, stories, and educational opportunities.