the perfect paloma cocktail

the perfect paloma cocktail

The Paloma is the most popular tequila based cocktail in Mexico and if you struggle to drink tequila cocktails because they bring back too many dreadful memories of drunken student days and debauchery, this might just be the alternative.

Its delightfully refreshing and sophisticated, complimenting spicy Mexican food perfectly.

I fell in love with this cocktail at my favourite Cape Town Mexican restaurant El Burro.

This is how they make this fabulous drink.

*1 shot = 25ml

*reposado tequila means rested tequila (aged in oak for at least 2 months)

the perfect paloma cocktail

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 drink

the perfect paloma cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 shots of reposado tequila (or any good quality blanco)
  • juice of half a ruby grape fruit
  • 1/2 shot of agave syrup or sugar syrup
  • about 75ml club soda
  • a squirt of fresh lime juice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the grapefruit juice, tequila and sugar syrup until well mixed.
  2. Pour over a tall glass filled with ice and top up with soda water. You could add a squirt of lime juice which is nice and I did, and you could also rim the glass with salt.

Notes

If you are wanting to reduce your sugar intake, simply leave the sugar out. Its less sweet but delicious.

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Tequila, it makes you happy. Enjoy!

sophisticated and refreshing

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67 Responses to the perfect paloma cocktail

  1. Kristy Snell March 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Beautiful pics Sam, just love the colours — I could really do with one of those now.

  2. Lori March 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I could TOTALLY go for one of those right now!

  3. Rhonda March 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Pinned this, I know what I’m drinking this weekend.

  4. Becca April 1, 2012 at 3:42 am #

    Been thinking about these ever since I pinned them. Hubby’s making posole for dinner tonight, and we have a big bowl of fresh grapefruit….You do the math! Oh my, they are tasteeee!!!! Dinner won’t be ready for a while. We could be in trouble…
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Sam April 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Awesome Becca I so love that cocktail (its no too sweet and I love grapefruit). I hope you had a fab dinner.

  6. becca April 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    I left a “yummy” comment on my pin last night. Since then over 85 people have repinned it! They are in for a treat. =)

  7. Sam April 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Wow that’s awesome Becca thanks :-) – I have been totally blown away by this post which shot to the top of my ‘most popular’ posts soon after it went up 2 weeks ago.

  8. juliemarg May 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    This is awesome and refreshing great! I love it!

  9. Helen July 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I’ve been looking for uses for a hibiscus simple syrup I made, this would be fantastic! Thank you!

  10. Sam July 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Hi Helen that sounds interesting (although I have never been a fan of the flavour of hibiscus)

  11. Mary Beth Devind July 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    OMG……. I live in south Texas and this is what the Chamber of Commerce serves at Official Events, it is called Border Buttermilk……….delicious!

  12. Sam July 8, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Hi Mary Beth – just like I thought – a posh cocktail :-)

  13. Amanda Marquez March 1, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

    Hi,
    I’m Amanda, a writer for Spoon University, and I’m writing a story about cocktails. If it’s okay with you, I’d love to use the first photo in the article and of course give you proper photo credit.
    If you could let me know by tonight, that would be great.
    Thanks so much ahead of time.

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