Have you all been asking yourself where has the summer flown by? I feel like just a second ago we were celebrating all of the May babies and now Labor Day is just a hop, skip, jump away! Wowsers!
And although I’ve been struggling to find time to complete my endless to-do lists, I can always pause to say…
Oh Friday….how I love thee……
To toast off this beautiful Aloha Friday, I would recommend mixing up a few of these bright and refreshing Palomas. I think Palomas are often underrated and can quickly be overlooked for its more popular cousin–the Margarita.
Like Margaritas, Palomas are made up with tequila and fresh citrus juices– though the latter relies mostly on fresh grapefruits and limes. Since I adore the slight sweetness and pretty hue of pink grapefruits, I opt to use them in this delightful cocktail.
In a nutshell? It’s summer in glass!
So when things get crazy, push the pause button because it’s Paloma o’clock somewhere!
6 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup (more if needed depending on the sweetness of the grapefruit)
3 ounces premium tequila
grapefruit soda or soda water
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup and tequila. Add the top and shake vigorously for 20-25 seconds. Pour into two glasses that have been rimmed with sugar and filled with ice. Top off with the grapefruit soda or soda water. Stir slightly and garnish each glass with grapefruit wedges. Cheers!