Part of the spirit of the season is adding festive tweaks to existing traditions. The classic Paloma recipe is a tequila favorite with its thirst quenching flavor and ease of preparation. Make this fashionable favorite an eye popping, eye opener
Tasted Neat: Not sweet at all. Definitely all vodka with some of the tattle tale burn. As much as I hesitate to make the connection – there is the fairest hint of cough syrup flavor lingering in the finish reminiscent of days of youth. I also detect a peculiar mint or refreshing feel in the after effect that I wasn’t quite expecting. It is a minty fresh effect as if having just popped a refreshing berry-mint chewing gum stick in my mouth and breathed in deeply. It is cool, lightly fruited and wafting mint as if lace just lilted over the tongue. Quite surprisingly nice really since there is no sticky sweet in this vodka at all.