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)
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
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!