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!


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