(This Paloma Cocktail is inspired by a Bon Appetit recipe, so check that out here.)
Step by Step Instructions:
In no time you’ll be sipping on a delicious Paloma Cocktail, so here’s what you’ll need: Kosher Salt, Tequila (100% agave means it’s gluten free), Agave Syrup, Grapefruit Sparkling Water, 1 Lime, and 1 Grapefruit.
Start off the Paloma Cocktail by zesting half of a grapefruit, and then set the zest to the side.
Then zest half of a lime.
This zest is about to amp up the garnish for our Paloma Cocktail, so have it ready!
Then juice half of a grapefruit until you have about 1/4 cup of juice.
Now cut the other half of the grapefruit in half and slice a wedge for garnish.
Rub the rim of your cocktail glass with a little of the grapefruit wedge, and you can run it along the entire rim or just half if you prefer less salt.
Now on a plate add 1-2 tablespoons of kosher salt, plus a nice pinch of both of the zests.
Use your fingers to mix the zest into the salt.
Then dip the glass rim into the salt and cover it nicely.
Now it’s time to mix up our Paloma Cocktail, so add the grapefruit juice to the glass along with the juice of half a lime and 1 teaspoon of agave syrup. Then give the juice a stir.
Next measure 1/4 cup of tequila, and then add it to the glass and stir. One note is that I like using a chopstick to stir, because it won’t make a mess and it’s easy to clean.
Now add 4-5 ice cubes to your glass.
Top off the Paloma Cocktail with the grapefruit sparkling water along with the grapefruit wedge, and then enjoy! This Paloma Cocktail is refreshing, light, and perfect for your favorite Mexican meal or to kick off the night!
Yield 1 cocktail
This refreshing cocktail is low on sugar, free of fat, gluten, and dairy, and is crazy delicious!
- Kosher Salt
- Zest and juice of Half a Grapefruit
- Zest and juice of Half a Lime
- 1 t. Agave
- 1/4 cup Tequila
- 4-5 ice cubes
- 1/4 cup (or so) Grapefruit Sparkling Water
For Rimming Glass: Pour some kosher salt onto a plate, and then add some zest of the grapefruit and lime. Use your fingers to mix it together. Then slice your grapefruit in half and slice a little wedge off of one half for garnish. Rub a little of the wedge along half or the whole rim of the glass, and then dip the glass into the salt mixture.
For Cocktail: Add the juice of half a grapefruit and half a lime to your cocktail glass. Then sweeten it up with 1 teaspoon of agave syrup, and stir. Now add 1/4 cup of tequila and stir. Finally add 4-5 ice cubes and top off with sparkling water and enjoy!
Serving Size 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Sodium 141 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12 g
Sugars 6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.