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Old 01-29-2005   #31 (permalink)
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This is a very refreshing drink, they call it "Paloma" (pigeon). For the best taste, you have to use "Squirt" soft drink.

It's easy to prepare, so you can save money if you order a straight cup of tequila, then a Squirt and you prepare it yourself (you can prepare 2 drinks for the price of one). Ask for a high glass with ice, salt and limes (they will be free).

On the high glass, add some tequila (let's say half of what you got on your order). Add the juice of one or two halves of lime (preferably the small ones, which are more acid). Add some salt.

Let them "burn" for one or two minutes (you can help by twisting the glass). This is not absolutely necessary, it will still taste good if you skip this step, however this will make you look like a real expert

Top it with Squirt. Stir it, not shaken.

Note: Squirt is a must because is the best grapefruit soda.

Enjoy it.
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Start your mornings with BLOODY CEASAR--just substitute Clamato juice instead of Tomato juice in BLOODY MARY--knocks out cob webs and is an excellent "de-fogger"!
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What the heck is a caipirinha?
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What the heck is a caipirinha?
A Brazilian cocktail which consists of a lime, a lot of sugar, crushed ice, and several ounces of cachaįa (pronounced kah-SHAH-sah), a Brazilian sugarcane brandy.
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I agree with Ilurk ... try a michelada at the bar with the swings on the beach next to Mamita's ... they were the best!!!

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If you can't get Gran Centenario Anejo where you live or don't bring back enough to last until the next trip to Playa, I suggest beers (Sol, Modelo, doesn't really much matter as none of 'em are all that great), a bottle of Gran Centenario Anejo and limes.

This brings on the perfect frame of mind for a Mexico holiday.
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I'm with JMAN - I discovered Victoria in Akumal last spring and I am hooked!
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Mojitos....and Sols just taste better in Mexico !!!!!
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Mojitos!!!

Just ask SusieQRoo. I'm sure she'll be posting the results soon of the Great Mojito Hunt to find the best mojito in Playa. We even have pictures to prove it.

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Hello all! Leaving in the morning for PDC! I'm usually a beer drinker, but while on vacation, I like to try new things. I'd appreciate suggestions from you "seasoned travelers" on your opinion of a cocktail that is a MUST try. Thanks!
Though I like a good beer myself, perhaps it's getting time to get back on topic again?
(Unless we're talking mixing beers here ...)

No offense.
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Old 01-30-2005   #41 (permalink)
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I have just been informed by Joanie that her stock of Gran Centenario has been depleted ... I guess our next trip to PDC is being put together as I type this


There I go again posting as Zydeco in drag!!!

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Old 01-30-2005   #42 (permalink)
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i like chi chi's..

basically a pina with vodka instead of rum...and something that adds a red streak in it...i think grand marnier.
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Mohitos,,soo yummmy, some people don't like the mint leaves that get caught in their teeth though...Hmmmm who was that. Oh yeah....Lu....
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Paloma

jlsl - I am a big paloma fan too! Muy refreshing! I've found, however, that in some parts of Mexico people have never heard of them. Got turned on to them by some colleagues from Mexico City when I was at a conference in Guadalajara. If you like them a little less sweet, some people add asplash of sparkling water as well.
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jlsl - I am a big paloma fan too! Muy refreshing! I've found, however, that in some parts of Mexico people have never heard of them. Got turned on to them by some colleagues from Mexico City when I was at a conference in Guadalajara. If you like them a little less sweet, some people add asplash of sparkling water as well.
I also was introduced to the Paloma drink not far from Guadalajara. Maybe because Tequila (the town/region that gave name to the Mexican National drink) and Guadalajara itself belong to the same State (Jalisco), they know better about the tequila-based drinks.

By the way, this is a list of the most popular tequila-based drinks:

Paloma
Vampiro
Tequila Sunrise
Charro Negro
Adelita
Acapulco de Noche

Cheers!
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