Monday, April 6, 2015

Paloma Cocktail Recipe

We just got back from two wonderful weeks in Manzanillo, Mexico!
What a gorgeous place it is!

Much of the time we sat on the patio looking at this gorgeous view of the bay.

Thanks to the Sweetwater Brother and Sister-in-law who graciously share their condominium with us!

Now I bet you think that the the favorite cocktail in Mexico is a Margarita.....

Margaritas are very tasty.....and I love to order them when we are on the beach or at a restaurant....but they are seriously too sweet for me!

BUT THEN....I  discovered a new favorite that is much simpler to make at home!

And....(rumor has it that this is even more popular in Mexico than the Margarita)

The Paloma Cocktail

It’s similar to a margarita in that it contains tequila, lime juice, and ice.  However, what sets the paloma apart is one special ingredient: grapefruit.

Here is the recipe!

  • 2 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 2 oz. cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. grapefruit soda
  • Ice


Mix everything together and enjoy!

The Sanpellegrino Grapefruit Soda is the best... and it is available in the grocery stores around here.

This drink is so simple and refreshing!

I am not much of a "daytime" drinker even on vacation....
When you leave out the tequila....the "virgin" version of this drink is every bit as tasty and refreshing!  





It is less than a month until it is time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo....hmmmm....I need to make sure I have plenty of the fixings for this cocktail on hand so that I can sit on the Sweetwater deck and enjoy!




I am hoping that by then there will be flowers blooming here at Sweetwater that will be as pretty as these Bougainvilla's that surrounded us these last weeks!















Cheers!

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2 comments:

Mila Myk said...

I'm not a fan of alcoholic drinks, but this one sounds so refreshing!
I hope you will share your recipe with our Link Up - Idea box:

http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/04/idea-box-thursday-link-party-4.html

xx
Mila

Mila Myk said...

Thanks for linking up :)