The traditional Paloma cocktail – in is simplest form – is one part tequila mixed with three parts grapefruit soda. But why not zhuzh it up a bit? Our “dressed up” version of the Paloma blends fresh fruit juices with sparkling water and, of course, the star of the show – a nice blanco tequila. We suspect this lovely concoction soon will become the little pink dress in your libation wardrobe!
Dressed Up Paloma
½ cup fresh grapefruit juice
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 to 3 tsp of honey (Try hot honey for a bit of spice!)
½ cup blanco tequila
Grapefruit-flavored sparkling water
Sea salt mixed with sugar to rim glasses
*Optional: Rosemary sprigs for garnish
Cut a wedge of grapefruit and run it along the rim of the glasses. Then dip glass rims in the salt and sugar mixture.
In a cocktail shaker, add grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey and tequila. Shake until well combined.
Pour into glasses and top with sparkling water.