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Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Paloma

If you're a fan of the margarita, then you've got to try Mexico's most popular tequila drink, the paloma. Traditionally, it's made of tequila and grapefruit soda, and served on the rocks with a lime wedge for garnish. The recipe here is an upscale take on the classic version: instead of grapefruit soda, it's made with fresh grapefruit juice, club soda, and simple syrup.

The resulting cocktail is so tart, refreshing, and balanced, you'll wonder why you've never had one before! Keep reading for the zesty, refreshing recipe.

Photos: Nicole Perry
Paloma

Paloma

Paloma Recipe

Ingredients

1 lime wedge
Kosher salt (optional)
2 ounces blanco tequila
2 ounces freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Club soda, chilled
1 lime wedge or wheel, for garnish

Directions

  1. Moisten the outer rim of a highball glass with a lime wedge and coat lightly with salt. Fill the glass with ice.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the tequila, grapefruit and lime juices and simple syrup; shake well.
  3. Strain into the glass, top off with club soda, give it a stir, and garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.

Makes 1 drink.

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amaebi519 amaebi519 4 years
I'm going to try this with Splenda instead of the simple syrup. Yum!
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