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.

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