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paloma cocktail

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With beautiful notes of citrus, this drink is a great choice to quench your thirst…

yield 2 drinks
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For paloma cocktail

  • 1/4 c
    tajín (substitute ground sea salt), or as needed
  • 1 lg
    grapefruit wedge, for glass rims plus 2 slices for garnish
  • 4 lg
    ice cubes, plus 1 cup for shaker
  • 4 oz
    white tequila
  • 1/2 c
    freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz
    freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    agave nectar (substitute simple syrup), or to taste
  • 1/2 c
    sparkling water or carbonated citrus soda
  • 2 lg
    lime slices, for garnish

How To Make paloma cocktail

  • 1
    Wet the rims of two cocktail glasses with a grapefruit wedge before coating them with Tajín. Add a couple ice cubes per glass and set aside.
  • 2
    In a cobbler shaker, add 1 cup ice cubes, tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave nectar. Place top section firmly on the base and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients well, about 15 seconds.
  • 3
    Remove the cap and pour the mix evenly into the prepared glasses. Top with either sparkling water or carbonated citrus soda and garnish with grapefruit slice and lime slice.
  • 4
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