How about we try something a little different for Cinco De Mayo this year?  Don’t worry.  I’m still a Margarita-loving Texas girl but I like to branch out as well!

My dear friend and now Maestra de Tequila, Gela Gallardo, has created a wonderful new tequila brand, Volcan de Mi Tierra and I’m thrilled to share her La Paloma, or rather La Valoma recipe with you.

Volcan de Mi Tierra Blanco was created over many years by Gela from her vision.  A native of Mexico, Gela is passionate and talented.  In Dallas, you can find Volcan de Mi Tierra at Pogo’s and Specs.

I’m excited that the weather is warm and to begin adding recipes to my Make This Weekend series.  I seem to be more inspired to create with the weather is warm and the sun is shining!  I hope you’ll join me in making one of these this weekend and throughout the summer.

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La Valoma | A Special Paloma recipe from Volcan Tequila
 
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Volcan Tequila Blanco
  • ¾ oz Lime Juice
  • ¾ oz Agave Syrup
  • 1½ oz Grapefruit Juice
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Grapefruit flavored sparkling water or soda or soda water
Instructions
  1. Add first 4 ingredients in a shaker or to your ice filled glass.
  2. Pour over ice.
  3. Top with grapefruit sparkling water like Topo Chico.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Salud!

xo

Alicia

Photos by Mary Hafner

This post is not sponsored. I’m simply sharing something fabulous that my dear friend has spent years creating!  So proud of you, Gela!

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