Fresh Squeezed Paloma Cocktail

grapefruit cocktail

There are so many reasons why I can’t resist sharing this refreshing, beautiful, ruby red grapefruit cocktail today.

#1. There is a bowl full of ruby red grapefruit just waiting to be squeezed sitting on my kitchen counter.

#2.  I think we all deserve a pretty cocktail for making it through summer —the countdown is on, one week until school starts over here. Cheers!

ruby red grapefruit

#3.  Just to show you that I’m an equal opportunity drinker, you can forgo the Mezcal for a great little mocktail. (However, I’ll be going the Mezcal route for reason #2.)

#4.  This is a perfect celebratory drink to toast the newest and cutest newborn in town, aptly named, Paloma.

rimmed glass

Have I convinced you to give this a try? There is even the added bonus of zero extra sugar added; the ruby red grapefruit makes it sweet enough.

thepaloma

The Paloma

For one cocktail

Sea salt for rim

3 ounces fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, plus grapefruit wedge for garnish

1 ounce lime juice

2 ounces Mezcal or blanco tequila of choice 

Sparkling water

Rub the rim of a tall Collins glass with an extra slice of citrus and dip into a plate filled with sea salt. Add ice and the juice, followed by the Mezcal and give it a stir. Give it a top off with the sparkling water and enjoy.

grapefruit and tequila

pretty baby

Does it get any sweeter than this? Nope.

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