How to make a 1800 Tequila Paloma cocktail

By Rebecca Weller

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Drinks Masterclass: how to make a 1800 Tequila Paloma cocktail (Credit: Getty/SolStock)
Drinks Masterclass: how to make a 1800 Tequila Paloma cocktail (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

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This week’s Drinks Masterclass features a Paloma cocktail from Tequila brand 1800 Silver.

1800’s enlisted Tequila educator Maria Grazia Modafferi explained the “quick and easy” to make serve costs around £4.50 to create and offers pubs the chance to “maximise” menus.

Modafferi said: “The 1800 Paloma is the perfect summer drink. It’s a vibrant mix of grapefruit and lime, perfectly balanced with the hearty and savoury notes of Tequila​.

“The salted rim of the glass enhances the flavours of the cocktail. It is also appropriate for any time - whether that be brunch, apertivo time or after dinner. 

Bar identity 

“Cocktails [like this] help to maximise bars menu appeal and consumer satisfaction.

“This goal can be achieved by increasing the cocktail variety, creating a list of signature drinks to build bar identity as well as investing in skilled bartenders and high-quality ingredients.”

Modafferi added operators could also include an additional 10ml of Campari to provide a “twist” on the serve.

Recent data from CGA ​​by NIQ showed, as of February 2023, the Tequila category had seen a 30% upswing in value compared with pre-Covid, rising from £177m to £230m this year.

More popular 

Furthermore, the category had grown 28.5% over the past year with an increase from £179m in 2022.

This comes as Speciality Brands​ Tequila ambassador Gabriela Moncada ​told The Morning Advertiser​ operators should keep things simple to enhance their Tequila offering by utilising serves like the Paloma.

Moncada added: “The Paloma cocktail ​​is actually even more popular in Mexico than Margarita ​​because of the simplicity of making it; it can be as simple or as complicated as you make it but now you see it everywhere.”

Let's get into it...

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Equipment Required:
  • Highball glass
  • Lime Squeezer 
  • Bar Spoon 
  • 50ml 1800 Silver Tequila             
  • 50ml Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice (1/2 a Ruby Red Grapefruit) 
  • 10ml Fresh Lime Juice (1/2 Lime) 
  • 10ml Organic Agave Nectar 
  • Sparkling Mineral Water 
  • Garnish with thin grapefruit wedge 
  • Rime half a glass with salt to begin
  • Pour in the 50ml of 1800 Silver Tequila 
  • Squeeze half a lime into the glass 
  • Add the agave nectar and pink grapefruit juice 
  • Add ice 
  • Top up with sparkling/soda water 
  • Stir gently with pink grapefruit slice 


If you have any drinks recipes or top tips to share as part of The Morning Advertiser's Drinks Masterclass series please contact rebecca.weller@wrbm.com​​​​​​​.

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