What's the Story Behind the Paloma?

Before we dive into the refreshing world of the Mezcal Paloma, let's take a moment to appreciate its origins. The Paloma, Spanish for "dove," is a classic Mexican cocktail that has quenched the thirst of many across generations. While its exact origins are a bit of a mystery, the Paloma has always stood out for its simple yet invigorating combination of grapefruit, lime, and tequila. But, we're taking it up a notch - replacing tequila with Mezcalum, a superior mezcal that encapsulates the essence of Oaxaca, Mexico. This switch not only adds depth with its smoky notes but also pays homage to the rich heritage of mezcal in Mexican culture.

Why Choose Mezcalum for Your Paloma?

Mezcalum, with its zero carbs, zero sugar, and zero additives promise, brings a health-conscious twist to your cocktail enjoyment without sacrificing the authentic, bold flavors of traditional mezcal. Crafted from a blend of Espadin and Cuishe agave, Mezcalum offers a unique profile that elevates any drink. The meticulous artisanal process, guided by the skilled Maestro Mezcalero Carlos Méndez Blas, ensures each sip carries the legacy of centuries-old Mexican traditions. Choosing Mezcalum means not just enjoying a cocktail but savoring a piece of Oaxaca's rich cultural tapestry.

How to Make the Ultimate Mezcalum Paloma?


  • 2 oz Mezcalum mezcal
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • Grapefruit soda, to top up
  • A pinch of salt
  • Grapefruit slice and lime wheel, for garnish


  1. Prepare Your Glass: Begin by rimming your glass with salt. This enhances the flavors and adds a delightful crunch. Next, fill the glass with ice to keep your Mezcalum Paloma perfectly chilled.
  2. Mix Your Cocktail: In a shaker, combine 2 oz of Mezcalum mezcal with 1/2 oz of fresh lime juice. Shake well to blend the smoky essence of mezcal with the tangy lime.
  3. Combine and Garnish: Pour the mezcal and lime mix into your prepared glass. Top it up with grapefruit soda for that bubbly, sweet-tart goodness. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a lime wheel to add an extra pop of flavor and color.
  4. Enjoy: Sip and savor the complex layers of your Mezcalum Paloma, a cocktail that tells a story with every sip.

    What Makes Mezcalum Mezcal Stand Out?

    Our Mezcalum Paloma is not just a cocktail; it's a celebration of Oaxaca's spirit. By incorporating Mezcalum, we're not only adding a smoky depth that tequila can't match, but we're also embracing the sustainability and artisanal ethos that Mezcalum stands for. The rare blend of Espadin and Cuishe agave varieties gives this Paloma a distinct taste that is both traditional and innovative.


    What's the difference between mezcal and tequila?

    While both spirits come from agave, tequila is typically made from the blue agave in specific regions of Mexico. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from over 30 types of agave, including Espadin and Cuishe, offering a broader spectrum of flavors and a signature smokiness.

    How does the choice of agave affect the taste of the mezcal?

    The blend of Espadin and Cuishe agave in Mezcalum creates a unique flavor profile. Espadin brings a classic, sweet agave taste, while Cuishe adds a wild, complex layer with its rare, aromatic qualities. Together, they produce a mezcal that is rich, nuanced, and unparalleled.

    Is Mezcalum mezcal vegan?

    Yes! Our mezcal is 100% vegan, made with all-natural ingredients, without any additives. It's the perfect choice for anyone looking for a sustainable and conscious drinking option.

    Raise your glasses to a cocktail that's more than just a drink—it's a journey through the heart of Oaxaca. Cheers to the Mezcalum Paloma, where tradition meets innovation in every sip.