This is an extremely easy cocktail to make, and it is perfect for the upcoming warm days. In Mexico, it is said that Margaritas are for tourists, and Palomas are for the locals. Now, we’re all for a good Margarita (see our recipe HERE), but we do love to mix it up a bit, so we present the Paloma.
A lot of recipes will have you use a grapefruit soda, such as Fanta or Jarritos, which is fine, but, as always, we will opt for fresh juice whenever possible, so we’re making it from scratch.
2 oz. Silver Tequila
1/2 oz. of Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice
Salt or Tajin Chili Powder
2 oz. Fresh-Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
Add all ingredients, except salt and club soda, into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, and shake vigorously. Rim the lip of a highball glass with salt, or Tajin chili powder (if you’d like a little spice), then fill with ice. Strain the shaken ingredients over fresh ice, and top with club soda (usually about 1 oz.).
Slice one grapfruit coin and squeeze the zest oils over the cocktail and then drop into the Paloma. Serve and enjoy.
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Cocktail & Photo by: Bryan Whitaker