The Paloma, brought to you by Sweet Thing!

no imaginary trip to mexico is complete without some tequila, right?!  today we have the lovely sweet thing stopping by with a recipe for the paloma. it’s not surprising that this looks like THE MOST REFRESHING DRINK OF ALL TIME because jessie is a genius.  yep, i said it!  and i don’t just throw words like genius around.  so head on over to her corner of the interweb and fall down the rabbit hole of inspiration.  you won’t be sorry!

When Sarah asked me to share a recipe with you while she’s in Tulum, I immediately thought of one of my favorite Mexican cocktails- The Paloma. Apparently it’s Mexico’s most beloved drink, even over the Margarita. The Paloma is usually made with tequila and some sort of grapefruit soda, but I much prefer to make it using fresh ingredients. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers!

more after the jump!


(serves 1)

1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice

1 tbs. fresh lime juice

1 tsp. sugar

1/4 tequila

1/4 club soda

Pour some kosher salt on a plate. Rub half of rim of a highball glass with a grapefruit wedge; dip rim of glass in salt. Combine 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, and 1 teaspoon sugar in glass; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1/4 cup tequila, add ice, and top off with 1/4 cup club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge. For a fun twist you can sub mezcal for tequila and spice the rim with chili and lime salt.

(Recipe via Bon Appétit)

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  1. Vebo|

    i know is one of my favorites drinks!! i mean with tequila but is quite easy like "charro negro" … is delicious and refreshing! :D