The UK’s first Patrón Paloma Week has officially started and bars across the city centre are getting involved making their own versions of the Mexican cocktail.
The Paloma, which if you haven’t already tried it is a refreshing mix of tequila, agave, pink grapefruit juice, lime and soda, is thought to have originated in the town of Tequila (obviously) in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. Don Javier Delgado Corona, the owner of a local bar called La Capilla is most often credited with its creation.
Bars in Manchester have created their own special menus, serving the classic Patrón Paloma alongside their own innovative twists. Some of them are even offering complimentary food pairings (we’re talking tacos and pizza slices) on selected nights.
Patrón Paloma Week runs from 23 to 30 August and here’s a run down of all the bars involved and the drinks you can try across the city.
Escape to Freight Island
Until 30 August, the Freight Island bar will be serving an exotic twist on the Patrón Paloma called ‘La Columba’. It is made with Patrón Reposado tequila, Aperol, passionfruit syrup, pineapple juice and pink grapefruit soda. Super fruity and perfect for sipping in the sun.
Cottonopolis Food & Liquor
Cottonopolis is joining the Patron Paloma week celebrations, pairing their Japanese inspired menu to the classic Mexican cocktail. They will be serving fresh sushi alongside a signature Hacienda Paloma made with Patrón Reposado tequila, bitter liqueur, Maraschino, mezcal, lime juice and pink grapefruit soda.
Plus, on Tuesday between 5 and 7pm you’ll get two free tacos with your Paloma.
Ducie Street Warehouse
Sticking firmly to the Mexican theme, Ducie Street Warehouse will be serving tacos during throughout the week with the classic Patrón Paloma cocktail – Patrón Reposado tequila, freshly squeezed pink grapefruit, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, soda water and a pinch of sea salt.
This Wednesday between 5 and 7pm, order a Paloma and get a complimentary Mexican Pulled pork taco too.
Liquor and Burn
Liquor and Burn have come up with a fiery concoction for their Patrón Paloma Week cocktail. Their White Fruit and Chilli Paloma features Patrón Reposado tequila, peach liqueur, pear Liqueur, pink grapefruit juice, lime Juice, soda water and a pinch of red chilli flakes.
Get any snack from the Liquor and Burn menu for free when you order their Paloma special between 5 and 7pm on Thursday.
The newly-opened cocktail bar on Deansgate, Motley has created a special summery menu with three fresh takes on the classic Patrón Paloma. All made with Patrón Reposado tequila there’s the Blood Orange Paloma with Martini fiero, the Rhubarb Paloma with bitter liqueur and the Grapefruit Micheloma with Schofferhoffer beer.
There’s also a free taco for Paloma drinkers at Motley this Friday between 5 and 7pm. Choose from a fish taco or a beef taco.
El Capo certainly knows its way around a bottle of tequila and this week is serving four variations on the Patrón Paloma including a simple mix of Patrón tequila and fresh pink grapefruit juice; La Tucita with Melon liqueur, grapefruit juice and soda; Summer Breeze with St Germain elderflower liqueur, Pamplemousse liqueur and soda; and the Lone Ranger with sparkling brut rosé and fresh lemon juice.
On Saturday at El Capo between 5 and 7pm, when you order a Patrón Paloma, you’ll get TWO free tacos to enjoy.
Tequila and pizza is already a classic combo at Crazy Pedro’s in the form of margaritas, and so for Patrón Paloma Week, Pedro’s take on the Patrón Paloma is being paired with pizza across both their sites. Their Patrón Paloma twist is made with Patrón Reposado tequila, El Bandarra Al Fresco aperitif, lemongrass, lime and Ting grapefruit soda.
On Bank Holiday Monday, enjoy free slices of their Gringos pizza (topped with spiced pulled pork, peppers, jalapeños, sweetcorn, tortilla Chips, sour Cream) when you order their Patrón Paloma special.
Laundrette-disguised speakeasy, Washhouse has created three unique cocktails for Paloma Week using Patrón Reposado tequila. There’s a Paloma with coriander syrup; the Palroni with sweet red vermouth and Palmpelle liqueur; and the Frozen Patrón Paloma with grapefruit, basil and tonic sorbet.