For a little fizzy twist on the classic margarita, the Paloma is the perfect cocktail. My girlfriend Kayla introduced me to this grapefruit and tequila cocktail on an afternoon where we turned Happy Hour into a $100 outing. Needless to say, I've been ordering them ever since. The Paloma is a refreshing combination of sweet and tart grapefruit juice or soda, lime, and a nice salty rim. Top off this 5 minute cocktail with club soda for a bubbly finish. I love using fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, but you can also use Squirt or Grapefruit Jarritos! :) Let's get drankin!

What You Need: Serves 1

  • 2 oz tequila (I like Cazadores Tequila Reposado)
  • 3 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice or grapefruit soda (Squirt or Jarritos)
  • 1 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • salt for rimming glasses
  • club soda
  • ice

What To Do:

  • Start by preparing all the liquids you need.
  • To make simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
  • Seed and juice a grapefruit.
  • Use a lime wedge to moisten the rim of your glass. Dip the glass into a shallow bowl or plate full of salt. 
  • Fill the glass with ice. Combine 2 oz tequila, 3 oz grapefruit juice or soda, 1 oz simple syrup, and the juice of 1 lime. 
  • Top off the cocktail with club soda. 
  • I like to serve Palomas with a twist of grapefruit or wedge of lime. That's it! Give em a stir and start sippin :) 

I love this drink because it's so refreshing. Not to mention the fact that it goes down nice and easy :) It's a nice change from super sweet cocktails. I hope you give it a try! If you've made anything from the blog, I'd love to hear from you! Snap a pic and tag it #brokeandcooking on ig or twitter :) Have a great week!