One of my ambitions is to learn to make the classic cocktails and so I recently mixed up a Paloma – a refreshing grapefruit and tequila cocktail – and invited a friend over to share!
Traditional Paloma Recipe
I used my standard approach to cooking and cocktailing when I made the Paloma: whenever I make something new, I stick to the original recipe so I can get a “baseline” of what it is before experimenting with variations! (That might be the occupational therapist in me! Ooooo – can I be a Cocktail Therapist? Is that a thing? – er I think they call those bartenders.)
The Paloma cocktail is easy to make, fruity and refreshing! It is a welcome addition to my cocktail repertoire and next time I might experiment a little – blended, anyone???! Do YOU have any variations on the Paloma cocktail that you would recommend?!
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The traditional Paloma cocktail recipe is made with grapefruit juice, lime juice and tequila. It is light and refreshing, the perfect addition to your classic cocktail repertoire!
- 3/4 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 tbsp simple syrup
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup club soda
- salt for rim of glass
Rub lime wedge along rim of two tall glasses then dip rims in salt. Fill glasses with ice.
Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup and tequila in bowl or jug and mix together well.
Pour into two tall glasses with ice.
Top each with club soda and give a quick stir.
Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.
Sit on your deck with a friend and talk the night away!