The Paloma

If you’re in the state of mind for something besides your standard, top-shelf margarita or a revitalizing glass of horchata this Cinco de Mayo, I extremely suggest providing The Paloma a shot. A vibrant mixed drink of fresh pressed juices– grapefruit and also lime– plus tequila (100% agave, obviously), a dose of sugar and also dash of seltzer, it’s promptly become my trademark Spring-Summer 2013 beverage– and also I’m not also a much of a grapefruit follower!

You do not require any kind of unique devices to whip this drain, yet if you like fresh pressed citrus as long as me– I’m specifically keen on including a sprinkle of lime or lemon juice to carbonated water (in addition to a sprinkle of vodka once in a while) and also making self-made lemonade– I can not suggest an economical electrical citrus juicer sufficient. (I bought my own a pair years back with Amazon Warehouse Deals, it cost me regarding fifteen dollars.) It makes fast, albeit loud job of pressing citrus of all dimensions– all the much better for quickly obtaining grapefruit to glass (limes, as well) in the type of a Paloma!

What’ll you be consuming this Sunday?

The Paloma

Heather Sage (adjusted from 10th Kitchen, Thyme Paloma Cocktails through NoshOn.It)
Preparation Time: 5 mins

Makes: 1 or 2 mixed drinks

The foundation of the dish is truly very easy to bear in mind proportion for those times when you require to scale up amounts for a celebration (or if you’re shocking an additional set after you’ve currently had 1 or 2):

3 components grapefruit juice: 2 components tequila: 1 component lime juice
( Plus: 1 tsp sugar as well as 1 ounce of seltzer for every single part/ounce of tequila).

Active ingredients

  • 3 ounces (1/4 mug plus 2 tbsps or 85 grams) fresh pressed (as well as stressed of pulp, if preferred) ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces (1/4 mug or 57 grams) 100% agave tequila ¹
  • . 1 ounce (2 tbsps or 28 grams) fresh pressed (as well as stressed of pulp, if wanted) lime juice
  • 2 tsps (8 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 2 ounces (1/4 mug) seltzer or soda water
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Sugar for edge (lime wedge to dampen), grapefruit wedge (optional)


Shake it up:

In a Mason container (with cover) or alcoholic drink shaker, incorporate grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice, 2 tsps sugar and also a pair ice. Cover and also drink for around 30 secs, or till sugar is liquified as well as mix is cool as well as foamy; reserved

Sugar edge (optional):

Place a pair tbsps sugar on a little plate or dish. Gently dampen the edge of glass (concerning 6 ounce capability for 2 mixed drinks, 12 ounces for one big) with lime wedge. Dip right into sugar, touch away excess.

Garnish and also offer:

Strain trembled mixed drink mix right into ready glass( es). Leading with seltzer (if making 2 alcoholic drinks, put 1 ounce right into each). If preferred, garnish with grapefruit wedge and also stand out a dice or more of ice in if there’s area. Offer quickly!


¹ I utilize Hornitos reposado. I suggest missing the truly costly tequila for this dish considering that there’s adequate fruit juice as well as seltzer (2 juice:1 seltzer:1 alcohol) in this mixed drink to camouflage any kind of much less preferable tastes in the alcohol.

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