Thirsty Thursday: The Perfect Paloma
Posted by Katie Ostoich on May 3, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Did you know that the most popular tequila-based drink in Mexico is not the almighty Margarita, but in fact, the Paloma. And I have to say, I can understand why. They are delightfully refreshing and sophisticated and the color is just so pretty! I fell in love with these cocktails a year or so ago at a local Mexican resto and now order them whenever I can.
The Paloma is not too sweet, but is light and bubbly thanks to club soda and grapefruit juice. If you struggle to drink tequila cocktails because of some college flashbacks, this might be the drink that makes it ok again! Enjoy!
1 1/2 shots of tequila (any good quality blanco)
juice of half a ruby grapefruit
1/2 shot of agave syrup or sugar syrup
fresh lime juice (optional)
Mix the grapefruit juice, tequila and sugar syrup until well mixed. Pour over a tall glass filled with ice and top up with soda water. You could add a squirt of lime juice which adds a nice flavor, and you could also rim the glass with salt.
If you want to reduce your sugar intake, simply leave the sugar out. It’s less sweet but delicious. You could also simply use a grapefruit soda like Squirt, which comes in a diet option if you’re looking to cut a few calories!
Adapted fromDrizzle and Drip.
Grapefruit not your thing? No problem. Here are some other great cocktails for celebrating Cinco de Mayo!
And just for fun, Margarita Popsicles! Cheers!