Spicy, Petite Paloma Cocktail
Winter has been dragging it’s feet around here. So when a recent Friday brought temps in the 70’s and sunshine. I couldn’t get home to our back deck fast enough. I had a stop to make on my way home because I was craving for some tequila. Specifically, my craving was for a spicy cocktail I had sipped on just about a year prior on a girls trip to Brooklyn (a spicy marg) Maybe it was the spice, maybe it was the sun, or maybe it was because I had 10 upcoming consecutive days off in a row…either way it was a fabulous way to kick off the weekend.
A Paloma is a cocktail that is traditionally made with tequila, grapefruit, and lime. Here is my take!
PRO TIP: make your cocktail in a mason jar. Seal up tight with the lid and jostle with a few ice cubes to get the perfectly shaken cocktail. It’s a perfect way to pack drinks for the beach or boat too.
Equal parts: Fresh grapefruit juice and Tequila (1.5 ounces each)
1 ounce Fresh lime juice
Splash of club soda or lime seltzer water
1 tbsp of agave or organic cane sugar
1 jalapeño thinly sliced (3-5 slices per drink)
2 lime wedges ( 1 squeezed into the drink, 1 to adorn your glass)
Add all ingredients to mason jar (minus the club soda) and shake. Poor in the club soda, add the final lime wedge and viola !
190 calories ! For an even skinnier…or more petite version, use less grapefruit juice and more seltzer water and use pure cane sugar as a sub for agave.