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Summer’s Paloma

By M+E Staff

The Opus Westchester, a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels, made its debut in late spring 2021, offering 10,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Anyone attending a meeting there this summer will want to try this cocktail, a sophisticated warm-weather elixir that’s served exclusively in the Lobby Lounge. 

“The beautiful and complex notes of grapefruit and blood orange pair nicely with notes of dried fruits and spicy oak from the tequila,” says Bajha Delfico, mixologist and food and beverage outlets manager at The Opus. “The addition of lime juice adds a deeper layer of freshness and acidity to complement the tequila. The Tajín Clásico rim takes it even a step further, creating a savory quality for a smooth, all-day drinking cocktail.”

» 1.5 ounces Casamigos Reposado tequila
» 0.5 ounce lime juice
» 1 ounce blood orange juice
» 2 ounces grapefruit juice
» Blood orange soda to top

Put all ingredients into shaker, add ice to fill shaker three-quarters full, cover, and shake for 10 seconds. Coat the top of a tumbler with Tajín Clásico seasoning, and fill glass with ice. Strain contents of shaker into glass. Top with blood orange soda.

» 1 blood orange wheel to garnish in drink
» 1 candied blood orange wheel to garnish on rim of glass 
   (cut wheel, coat both sides with sugar, and torch to candy)