Friday, May 4, 2018

Paloma Recipe

With Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, you may have margaritas on the mind. I love margs, but sometimes I want something to mix things up with my Mexican food. I'm here to tell you that "Yes! There are other things to make with tequila!" For one, and for most importantly: the Paloma. This grapefruit cousin to the margarita may be just what you need to celebrate the holiday this weekend. 

The cocktail can simply be made with tequila and grapefruit soda, but it tastes much fresher when made with grapefruit juice and club soda. Typically sugar is added, but I opted for agave nectar, a sweetener that comes from the same plant as what's used to make tequila. Keepin' it in the family. 

To make a Paloma, you'll need: 
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 club soda
1 T. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. agave nectar
salt for the rim (I used alaea sea salt for the fun pink tint)

Place salt in a shallow dish. Run a lime around the edge of the glass and dip in salt. Mix grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice and agave in glass until agave is dissolved. Add ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a lime. That's it! 

Let us know if you decide to try out a Paloma tomorrow instead of a marg! We don't think you'll be disappointed!



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