Pink Paloma, Mexico’s Most Beloved Cocktail

Pink Paloma, Mexico’s Most Beloved Cocktail Yum

A pink paloma is a truly fabulous drink and thankfully I found it. Very little is actually known about the true historical origins of this tequila-based Mexican favorite, but it is a great, refreshing alternative to a margarita.   Whether you are a tequila lover or not, a pink paloma is a sweet, sour, salty, slightly bitter cocktail that is delicious, classy and sure to please any dinner guest.  What makes this pink paloma recipe pop is the unexpected addition of grapefruit soda.  I prefer to use Izzy’s sparkling grapefruit juice, but other brands will work just fine. Some recipes call for Fresca, Squirt or Jarritos, but to me that makes a different drink all together.  Bubbly grapefruit soda mixed with fresh grapefruit and lime juice elevates this drink to a different level making it a new favorite of mine. I do love a pretty drink and a pink paloma is absolutely lovely, plus it is packed with flavor so it can hold up to any strong flavorful foods you may be serving.  So, if you are a tequila fan or just looking for a fun easy specialty drink for entertaining, this pink paloma recipe is sure to please.

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Pink Paloma

July 14, 2017
: 1
: 10 min
: 10 min
: easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 ounces good quality tequila
  • 2 1/2 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • splash of Izzy's sparkling pink grapefruit juice
  • slice of grapefruit or lime, for garnish
  • ice
Directions
  • Step 1 Place some kosher salt on a small plate. Using a slice of lime, wet the rim of a low-ball glass with the lime. Dip the glass in the salt to adhere. Set aside.
  • Step 2 Place the tequila, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave in a cocktail shaker. Add a good amount of ice and shake vigorously.
  • Step 3 Place a few additional ice cubes in the prepared glass. Strain tequila mixture into the glass. garnish with a slice of grapefruit, lime or both.


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