Stocking up on vitamin C, discovering a new tequila – based drink or testing a new beverage for New Year’s Eve… any excuse is good to try out Paloma with Fresh Juice. Meaning “dove” in Spanish, Paloma is not very well known outside of Mexico, where it’s usually made with grapefruit soda. However, since fresh grapefruit is now in season, a slight modification seems obvious and the vitamin C from freshly squeezed juice gives an additional excuse to have a drink! Apart from fresh juice, I added a bit of cane sugar syrup and sparkling water to substitute grapefruit soda.
I’ve found the recipe on this Mexican websitecontaining many Tequila-based drinks, and of course have modified it. I have also skipped the first step since I don’t always like to have a salty glass rim
Preparation: 5 minutes
Ingredients (serves 1):
10 ml lime juice
pinch of salt
50 ml tequila
juice from 1/2 grapefruit +30 ml sparkling water (or 80 ml grapefruit soda)
(a couple of teaspoons syrup or confectioner’s sugar, if the grapferuit is very sour)
(lemon juice+salt for the glass rim)
If you wish, moisten a big cocktail glass rim with a bit of lime juice and dip into a plate full of salt.
Combine the remaining ingredients, adding as much ice as you wish. Stir and serve.