Raise a glass to World Paloma Day with this kicked-up cocktail recipe

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May 22 is World Paloma Day — and while Palomas are popular all year ’round, today is the perfect day to raise a toast to Mexico’s favorite cocktail. There’s little that’s known about the history of the tequila-based cocktail, according to TasteCocktails.com. “Some believe that it is named after La Paloma (‘The Dove’), the popular folk song composed in the early 1860s,” the site says.Others think it was created by “the legendary Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner and bartender of La Capilla, in Tequila, Mexico.”MARGARITA RECIPES PERFECT FOR NATIONAL MARGARITA DAYIn its simplest form, a Paloma is made with tequila blanco, grapefruit soda or juice and lime.
Palomas are a tequila-based cocktail that’s mixed with juices and soda. This Paloma Negra recipe from Mr Black is mixed with a coffee liqueur.
(Mr Black)These days, however, there are as many variations of the Paloma as there are margaritas.  The Paloma Negra (recipe is below) is the ideal cocktail for coffee-loving Paloma drinkers. WINTER COCKTAIL TREAT: ESPRESSO MARTINI WITH BOURBON ICE CREAMDid someone say brunch? The Paloma Negra is made with Mr Black’s Coffee Liqueur. The caffeinated liqueur is a bittersweet blend of Arabica coffees and Australian wheat vodka.Ingredients and Instructions1 oz Mr Black1 oz Mezcal or Tequila1 oz pink grapefruitTop with sodaDOES ‘DRY JANUARY’ ACTUALLY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH?   
Mr Black’s Paloma Negra cocktail recipe can be made with mezcal or tequila. It’s blended with coffee liqueur, grapefruit juice and soda.
(Mr. Black)Glassware: HighballGarnish: Grapefruit wedge and salted rimCLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMethod: Salt-rim the glass and combine ingredients in a glass over ice.Top with soda. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

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