La Tucita

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While melon and grapefruit seem like a strange mix, the two flavors come together to create cocktail magic. Big, bright, and fruity, with a touch of briny seaside air, this take on a Paloma created by bartender Enrique Diaz at the Meliá Nassau Beach hotel in the Bahamas tastes like a Caribbean vacation in a glass. If possible, sip it poolside, preferably with a wide-brimmed hat, a good book and nowhere to be.

La Tucita

Sweet, Sour


  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Midori
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • 2 drops Saline Solution (2 parts water to 1 part salt)
  • Squirt Soda


Step one

Add tequila, melon liqueur, lime juice and saline solution to a highball glass with cubed ice.

Step two

Top with grapefruit soda and stir.

Contributed by Enrique Diaz